Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Goldfinches Abound at Our Feeders

I took these photos on Saturday morning as I sat on our screen porch with my camera and a cup of coffee.  How colorful is this male goldfinch?  Gotta love it!

This fellow is about to help himself to the sunflower hearts we put in this tube feeder. 

If one goldfinch is grand, then two goldfinches are grander yet!

Goldfinches are nearly as tame as chickadees, not quite as comfortable with me nearby, but pretty darn tolerant.

These are female goldfinches.  They wear feathers of a more subdued yellow than the males.

I love this photo.  I caught her in the act.  She's enjoying the "niger plus" birdseed. 

All of our feeders are squirrel proof.  If you're thinking of investing in birdfeeders, don't even consider purchasing one that isn't squirrel proof.  Nothing's more frustrating than dealing with squirrels eating the birdseed! 

I hope you've enjoyed these photos half as much as I've enjoyed taking them and posting them here on my blog.

Please come back to see house finches, sparrows and woodpeckers.

Nature provides the best entertainment.  Birdwatching is relaxing, fairly inexpensive and sharing moments with our feathered friends is a simply wonderful pastime.


Stephanie said...

Beautiful birds! You are so lucky to have all of the wonderful animals right outside your window :)

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

STEPH: Yes we are lucky! Thanks for dropping by.

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Linda McMann said...

The Goldfinches haven't shown up at our place this year. Not sure why - we aren't seeing the regular finches either. Nor the Killdeer. Wonder if its the weather or the multitude of doves that are here this year. I'll have to live vicariously through your pictures!

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

LINDA: You can look at my photos anytime at all!!!

Nature is puzzling at times, for sure. It's certainly been an unusual summer as far as the weather goes. Hopefully, next summer you'll get back the birds you mentioned.

Thanks for visiting. I hope all is well with you, Linda.