Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - Meet the Gold Finches

Since May, I've been following some Lesser Goldfinches that like to hang out in the raised garden bed at my son's school.  They particularly like the sunflowers, but will also perch on some of the trees on the campus.  Below are various photos I've taken of them over the past few months.
 
 
 
 
Female in a tree in the parking lot watching the sunset.
 

 
 
She was also keeping an eye on me!
 

 
 
Male on the very tippy top of one of the trees on campus...surveying his domain.
 

 
 
And enjoying the breeze in his feathers.


 
 
The male bird again...this time in the small tree in the raised garden bed.


 
 
Such tiny little legs!
 
 
 
 
Here's the female hanging out on a sunflower stalk.
 


 
 
Then she flew to a nearby tree branch when I got a little too close.
 
I haven't seen them around lately so they may have moved to another location.  The garden beds were stripped and re-planted when school started at the end of August so the sunflowers are gone at least for now.  I'm sure they'll be re-planted soon and I hope I'll see the Goldfinches again!
 
KJ
 
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9 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

They are such fun to watch!

mick said...

A great series of photos - they are very beautiful little birds.

Margaret Adamson said...

a lovely series of Goldfinch shots

eileeninmd said...

Pretty series on your finches. I like the male, they are both sweet bird. Great post, enjoy your day!

Marie C said...

Wonderful shots! Especially love the ones with the fall color backgrounds!

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots and lovely lighting.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - really like that last but one shot, with the light through the leaves.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sharon Wagner said...

Beautiful crisp sky shots. Such detail.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I have not seen a Lesser Goldfinch since moving to Florida from New Mexico. Nice memories!