Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Frequent Fliers

 Female goldfinch (Spinus tristus)

A goldfinch pair is often at our sunflower feeder. They always know when the feeder has been refilled so I suspect they hide out in one of our spruce trees. The female seems to be wondering "Are you looking at me?" Or perhaps she dropped a seed and is watching it fall.

Male goldfinch

The male here is hanging on to the wire above the feeder, a seed in his mouth.

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46 comments:

Giga said...

Ptaki wiedzą, że o nie dbasz i czekają. Urocze zdjęcia. :)
Birds know that you do not care about and waiting. Charming photos. :)

Kate said...

Well, finally, a female bird that is as colorful as the male. What beauties they are!

Buttons said...

There so pretty oh so pretty.....I am singing that you do not want to hear that:) Awesome shots. Hug B

William Kendall said...

Such a lovely duo!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Razor sharp and colorful images. I love'em.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful closeups! I love their brilliant flash of yellow in our green yard.

Anvilcloud said...

They're lovely. I have a finch post ready to go in a few days.

NatureFootstep said...

very strong color on your goldfinch. :)

Roan said...

We plant sunflowers along our utility shed and always have several of these beauties feeding later in the year. So far haven't seen any around the feeders. Beautiful!

Judy said...

Gorgeous images of one of my favourite birds!!!

Malyss said...

I like your birds pictures . How cute!

edenhills said...

I have a lot of the goldfinches around my place. They're so pretty!

Halcyon said...

So cute and colorful!

TexWisGirl said...

just love these sweeties! you get to see them in all their bright glory.

see you there! said...

What a pretty pair. She does seem to be curious about something.

Darla

carol l mckenna said...

Love the finch ~ great shot ~ so colorful and not easy to capture ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very sweet little couple EG.. Beautifully shown here.

Linda W. said...

Such lovely yellow birds!

RedPat said...

A nice sight after the winter we have been through, EG!

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful birds, great captures.

Karen said...

I love these little finches. I haven't seen many around here since winter. Lovely shots!

Karen S. said...

So very lovely! I'm beginning to get these fliers as well. Finally!

Gail Dixon said...

Goldfinches are the sweetest little birds. I love their chirps and bright yellow plumage. Beautiful shots!

Stuart said...

What a handsome couple. And they get to dine out so often.

Jacquelineand.... said...

You always capture them so beautifully, and they are some of my favourite birds!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful couple they are!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots! Love the light in the first one. Nice capture.

Mersad said...

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Ela said...

They are so lovely !
Really great shots !

Small City Scenes said...

Love the Goldfinches. We seem to have a least a trillion around this year. It is so pretty when they rise up out of the pear tree all at once. A curtain of Gold. MB

cieldequimper said...

Spring colour sweetness!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

A pretty pair- I love to see a colorful female every now and then!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shots, both of them

Lowell said...

What a lovely and colorful bird. I don't think we have them in this area. Darn! You're lucky and thanks for providing them food!

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures! I usually only get to see goldfinches here in their winter plumage before they head north.

Rose said...

They just cheer a person up with all that yellow!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These birds are so pretty,dressed in that bright yellow.

Randy said...

Beautiful little vistor.

Jack said...

This reminds me. I should go to a bookstore and look over The Goldfinch. I hear good things about it, but I also hear it is very thick.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty birds!

Sue said...

haha

Love your title!

=)

maryaustria said...

What a little beauty! Fantastic shots!!

kelley jensen said...

what pretty little birds you've captured today.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This beautiful pair seem to be carrying the sunshine with them.

Stephanie said...

He is gorgeous!

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