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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Ray of Sunshine



You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine!
You make me happy
When skies are grey!
♪♪♪


60 comments:

  1. Did he really sing that?
    Did you record it?

    Great shot Betsy and what a beautiful bird, highly conspicuous by his colour ar is it a her?
    Must be a him - he is such a show off!! ROFL

    What make of bird is it - oh! I mean species?
    Does he answer to "Tolkien" or "Lewis"?

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    1. No, I sang it to him! He's the bright yellow one. Get it? haha. Although, I have been called Sunshine before! And he's a gold finch. A male. The males in most birds are the bright ones and the females have more muted colors. It helps them stay hidden while sitting on nests. I guess the males have to be flashy to catch the ladies. :)

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    2. You look like you're wearing one! ha.

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    3. Ah! that's my mini bus hi-viz jacket! Didn't think of that. lol

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  2. He is sweet. The goldfinch, I mean, not Eddie.
    :0)

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    1. Isn't he? He had his lady with him but she was hiding behind the bird feeder. My first one to see this year! I need to put some thistle seed out!

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    2. Oh! It's a Godfinch! Thanks!
      No need to answer just yet Betsy, have another cake!

      And Martha . . . . you are soooo kind! ROFL

      Seriously, we have Goldfinches here in UK but they don't look like that but there again your Robins are gargantuan compared to ours.
      They must make 'em bigger and better in the States! LOL

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    3. Oh! here she is! Obviously she doesn't want another piece of cake!

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    4. I do try.
      I'm sure you're sweet too.
      ;)

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    1. Isn't he? It was such a dark day today and he just glowed!

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  4. Oh Betsy....that is the song that we have sung to Miss V since day one♥️
    It brought a tear to me eye...
    Love the Finches!
    At least yours is awake!!!
    Enjoy your evening...crazy weather here!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I sang that to my babies, too...even have it on a charm on my bracelet. :)

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  5. Wonderful. Send a breeding pair over here immediately, I need colour in my garden.

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    1. He has his lady friend with him! I'll send them straight away! :)

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  6. If that isn't Spring in Capital Letters....and when I get a song in my head....it stays... So I will be singing this all day. BTW ~ You are "sunshine" to us bloggers...Love you.

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  7. He would have to make anyone cheery!!! How could you not smile to see such a lovely little bird!!!! I hope that he brings you lots of sunshine this week! xx

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    1. That is so true...you just can't see that bird and not smile! He's just so cheery! That have the sweetest little voices, too! Aw.

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  8. Cheerful little bird. We get a lot of gold finches enjoying our bird bath in the summer. Haven't seen any yet this year. Could use some brightness today... cloudy and rain here.

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    1. Today was windy and dark...even some rain! So cloudy here we won't see the blood moon!
      I just love gold finches. They are so bright, it's stunning!

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  9. this little is a really lovely and cute thing Betsy:))

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  10. how bright & beautiful
    like a little ray of sun

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    1. Exactly! He was brilliant when everything was grey!

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  11. Such a pretty little ray of sunshine.
    I love that song. I used to sing it to my kids. :)

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  12. Shines up the dreary day
    Indeed at your bay
    I lalala'ed at your song
    Not getting stuck in the head of this ding dong

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    1. What a copy cat you are (pun intended)
      Imitation is flattery by far.
      lol!! lala away.
      the song was worse at your bay! ha.

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    2. haha ear worms at each sea
      At least no wheels on the bus came to thee

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    3. great minds and all.
      that should make us both appalled. haha

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  13. Such a sweet little bird and a real sweet photo Betsy. Thanks for stopping by my post and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great week :)

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  14. Betsy, your posts always make me smile. Especially nice to see American birds like this smart male American Goldfinch - obviously we don't see too many of those in the UK! Thank you.

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    1. Well, thanks Joe! You should sketch this one! :) Thanks for coming by! It's been a while!

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  15. He is so cheery - what a sunny treat on a wintry day.

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    1. Exactly! He was SO bright and beautiful!

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  16. Your photography classes are paying off.
    My question for you is how do get them to stay still?
    The birds around here are so flighty.

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    1. Oh, mine move fast, too! But I usually anticipate them before they land at the feeder. So, if I see one fly to the tree, I focus on the feeder even before the bird arrives. Then in a second or two they are there and I'm all ready for them! :)

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  17. Re: your sidebar, you probably are the only one enjoying the snow. Ha.

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    1. I took lots of photos...its was a lovely snow that stuck on the branches. :)

      So, you like my little sunshine friend?

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    2. Yeah. Too bad his lady friend is camera shy.

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    3. Oh, I'll get her eventually. She was on the other side of the feeder. And I bought them a cute little feeder while I was out today...I think I'll fill it with their favorite thistle seed. :)

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  18. not sure if you can see this; if not I will send in an e-mail... such a pretty picture of my friend's pansies trying to peek out...
    https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/954776_645154868886933_5875989885621672646_n.jpg

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    1. yes, I can see it! They sure are trying!

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  19. Hi Betsy - the Bruhl part of the poster/painting is on a Museum card I have pinned up .. and is at the start of the book I used to read to my mother - stories from the Cornish Riviera ... so I do get to see it all the time - lucky me! Stunning Cornish typical scenery .. to a point! But I love it .. cheers and thanks for the comment on the blog - Hilary

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  20. Such a lovely photo and post! =)
    Have a great day!

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  21. That bird is defiantly a happy color.

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  22. Oh he's a beauty, alright. The goldfinches have begun showing up here, also. I love how they seem to whisper/tweet to one another. Wonderful photo.

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  23. Please don't take my sunshine away.

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  24. Aww, I can just hear him singing that lively tune! Have a great weekend Betsy!

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  25. Perfect. I love birds/birding. It's a passion for me. Actually more like an addiction probably if you talk to some that know me. LOL
    Pretty finch. Perfect song.

    PS...if ever you have bird photos and want to share your link...stop by my bird photo blog on each and every Saturday [noon Texas USA time zone] for a new link tool. Come join us. All the other birders would appreciate your great image shares. [you can find my link to my bird photo blog on my sidebar...at Hootin' Anni's.]

    PS...I saw your comment on Mari's blog and followed you here to say hello.

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    1. ps....thanks for linking up this week Betsy!!

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