Monday, May 20, 2013

Goldfinches

I know I am going overboard on sharing all these photos, but I can't tell you how excited I am to have Goldfinches back at the feeders again.  For quite a few years I didn't see any, even though I read up on what they liked to eat.  I would go to other places in the area and there they were but not in my garden.  This sock is full of thistle seed and even though I have used them before, this one has been the most popular one ever.   So here you go, all the goings on in our back garden.


Way too fuzzy but I cropped the photo from above.  I cropped quite a few of these shots.




























It seemed to be that there was a lot of territorial claiming at first.  Now I only see a single pair at the feeder.






This male house finch came one time, I haven't seen him back.



I will be linking with Anni's Bird D'Pot, Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes

39 comments:

  1. What a treat! I SO enjoyed looking at your beautiful series here, Denise.

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  2. Gotta love Goldfinches --especially the males this time of year. They are just gorgeous. I especially like your 2nd photo. He looks like he is looking right at you!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. I know all about the huge thrill t is to have a gold finch in your garden. Great sock feeder. Here it is so hard to get suitable feeders since feeding wild birds is discouraged but when you get to a certain time of life and don't get out much any more, it would be nice to entice the birds to come to visit.

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  4. Oh fabulous Denise! I know the excitement, I have had a few in my yard for the first time! Great shots of these pretty birds.

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  5. Terrific captures. I am glad it came visiting.

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  6. HI Denise, I love the pretty Goldfinches. They do love the thistle feeders. I have not seen as many as you have though. They seem to come and go. Wonderful photos!

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  7. What a pretty shade of yellow! I love those birds.

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  8. I love the goldfinches, although ours are slightly different to yours... ours have a different wing pattern plus a red patch on their heads.

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  9. They are soooo beautiful. I share your excitement - and thank you for showing us this series of photos.

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  10. Pretty birds!!!! I have one of those hanging 'socks of thistle' but I never saw one bird using it. Maybe I should move it away from the tree I hung it in...more out in the open?!!!!

    That 3rd one from the top is my favorite...it's looking right at me!

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  11. Fantastic sequence with the beautiful goldfinch.

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  12. We have a finch feeder outside out window and just love watching those cute yellow birds enjoy:)

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  13. What lovely little things! They are just adorable.

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  14. Isn't it wonderful to see so much life at this time of year!
    Jane x

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  15. love these little bursts of color and their sweet song.

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  16. You are really pushing out the blogs, wow I can't keep up!
    Those are real pretty finches, I don't think ours are as colorful over here.. (Except in the pet store). Have a great week. : )

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  17. This little bird is adorable and I'm also delighted by the flower in your header!
    hugs
    Léia

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  18. Hi Denise...The are so precious, and can brightening even the darkest day!! Right now it is hard to get a good picture : ) they are so bright the camera can even stand it !!lol
    I can see why you could get carried away with pictures!! : )
    I have then all the time, in fact there are 10 out there right now, and I have no luck feeding the thistle seed, they go for the black oil seed every time!!
    Thanks for sharing your photo's!!
    Grace

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  19. Beautiful photos, American Goldfinches are one of my favorite birds!

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  20. Wonderful shots Denise! We haven't had as many as in years past.
    Such pretty little birds.
    Your male house finch is a handsome guy!

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  21. Real little beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. Great post!
    Happy WBW to you!

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  23. ahhh, such cheerful visitors Denise:-)

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  24. Really beautiful Denise. What colourful and handsome little birds. I've never seen feeders like that here, they are amazing.

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  25. so nice to see them. But... how do they get to the seeds? The holes seem so small.

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  26. Beautiful birds and great photos. You are very lucky to have so many in your yard.

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  27. aren't they just a fantastic little bird; glad they're coming to visit with you; looks like a great food source happening with the thistle-seed.

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  28. Your American Goldfinches are beautiful little birds to see Denise.
    I still prefer seeing mine... take care xx

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  29. They are so sweet aren't they? The wintering finch left and the breeders are back. I had 5 thistle feeders up for the winter and now I am down to 2 of them. It is an expensive seed so I have them in a feeder with a tray and a baffle to keep it dry..helps with seed costs even though they do love perching on those socks..thank you for linking in... Michelle

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  30. Great catch! I'd be excited too. I'll robably never see those in my yard.

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  31. They are remarkable birds - they yellow is a real lemon.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  32. Awesome captures of these golden beauties!

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  33. Beautiful images of these very colourful birds Denise.

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  34. Love those goldfinches! We had them at our feeder here in Florida only once, when they came down in large numbers. Of course they are in drab winter garb.

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  35. Thank you all for the lovely comments on my Goldfinch post.

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  36. Lovely shots! I love to watch the Goldfinches, such beautiful little birds.

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