Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Dining Goldfinch

Getting close to Goldfinch is never that easy when they are in the open.

I was able to sneak up on a flock of about twenty through tall bunches of dried Teasel, but they will only let you get so close before they fly off and move to a plant further away.

This is one of the Goldfinches favourite places to find food at this time of year.








Note below the seed that got away.




20 comments:

  1. A brilliant set of photos Roy. All my Goldfinch visitors seem to have disappeared. I hope they haven't succumbed to the dreaded finch disease.

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  2. Bonjour Roy
    Ils se régalent, il y a du monde dis donc. C'est une belle série.
    Bises

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  3. Hey Roy.. Wow, what a sight that must have been,and you got some nice shot's to share too. The seed that got away shot is great. I love teasel, have some growing around my property. It don't grow wild here in Maine,so I sowed some seed around years ago. I am sure there are people not happy when it comes up in there gardens;), but our Goldfinches love them.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, got plenty of that stuff over here.

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  4. Must have been fun to watch them eat, Roy. That one looks shocked to see its seed getting away!

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    1. Yes Wilma, I liked the look on his face.

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  5. I love it so much putters could photograph sitting on the kaardenbollen :-) You see this more often but never on a photograph. Class!

    Also a very nice New Year and much beauty, love and photo opportunities in 2016.

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    1. Thanks Helma, all the best to you and yours for 2016.

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  6. A lovely sequence...
    Another remarkable work, as always, Roy... I keep repeating the same thing... because, that is so true, over here... What can I do?... :-D
    I wish you and your famiy, all the best for the new year!
    Happy 2016!
    Hugs!
    Ana

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    1. Thanks Ana, all the best to you and yours for 2016.

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  7. How lovely to see this large flock and great shots too Roy.

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  8. HI Roy

    I love the red mask and all the striping on the Goldfinch. They are such lovely colourful birds..

    Regards
    Guy

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  9. Great shots....I'm glad you got that close to them. Goldfinches are fun to watch. I'm always amazed to hear the name applied to these birds....you have to admit that our Goldfinch is a lot more fittingly named :-)

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes I think you are right.

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