Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Goldfinch - Common Species Series

Calling a beautiful coloured bird like the Goldfinch common seems a bit of an anathema to me.
We are fortunate that they are indeed common though.
This I think below was a pair as it that time of year and they were checking out a long wide stretch of Bramble hedgerow.








26 comments:

  1. Kauniit kuvat tiklistä;-) Pidän paljon tästä linnusta. Tikli on värikäs poikkeus Suomen linnuista. Nämä kotoiset linnut, ovat yleensä niin värittömiä. Terveisiä.

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    1. Kiitos Anne. Ne näyttävät hyvältä lumessa.

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  2. Lovely photos, they have done well this little bird, few years back I was lucky to see one but now often spotted daily.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I was fortunate enough on one occasion a few years ago to see a large flock of about 50 flying together which is quite a sight.

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  3. Lovely shots of a beautiful bird Roy.

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  4. They are common now, but as a child, I hardly saw any. They were persecuted as cage birds I believe.

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    1. That was a long time ago I think Simon.

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    1. They are always worth a shot or two Wilma.

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  6. Lovely birds to see Roy and you've captured a great set of images. It's just a shame that they leave so much mess around my garden feeders! ...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. They do like to leave their mark.{:))

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  7. This is one finch I see everyday in my garden and I love to see them. These are lovely shots of the Goldfinch Roy.

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  8. Splendid bird Roy and amazing pictures.
    Hugs

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  9. Simply beautiful, the humble Goldfinch has to be one of my favourite garden and farmland birds (along with Yellowhammers & Linnets!).

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  10. It is nice that they are becoming more common now, I see them and hear them now in most places I visit out in the countryside. They are quite angry birds though, they do squabble alot at the feeders with each other.

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    1. Yes they are like that Lyn. I like to catch them on teasels if I can.

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  11. Wonderful photos Roy. Amazingly twig free, I never manage such clear shots of small birds.

    All the best
    Guy

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  12. Lovely series of this putter :-)
    Beautiful bright colors.

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  13. Lovely photos of these pretty birds!

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