15 Apr 2011

I Love My Visiting Goldfinches

About eight years ago I rarely had a goldfinch to my feeders and even when I started feeding nyjer seed it only seemed to attract a few birds. Then I started to use sunflower hearts and ever since I have had loads of Goldfinches visiting the feeders every day. This has enabled me to be able to photograph them at fairly close quarters. This latest photo is I think my all time favourite. Click on a photo and it opens in a new window at a larger size.
Goldfinch 

Goldfinches on Feeder

Goldfinch on Holly

Goldfinch on Teasel

Goldfinch alighting on Teasel

Goldfinch on Holly Branch

Goldfinch on Dead Cow Parsley

7 comments:

Timothy Belmont said...

You've no idea how much joy it gives me to see them. I think I'll be reincarnated as one. ;-)

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ice9001 said...

Beautiful images Craig a truly stunning little bird as handsome as anything other bird out there and on our doorstep .

dAwN said...

I love them too! beautiful birds and great photos!

Alvin said...

Awesome collections of birds picture. These all birds are beautiful. I started to use sunflower hearts and ever since I have had loads of Goldfinches visiting the feeders every day. This has enabled me to be able to photograph them at fairly close quarters. Thanks for sharing…
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Nick said...

Nice shots! are them UK goldfinches?

Tim James said...

What a fantastic series of shots. Truly inspiring – Tim