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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Goldfinch


First sighting of the year!
I love these yellow birds....their sweet voices
and the buoyancy in their flight pattern.
This one was munching on black oil sunflower seeds.

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35 comments:

  1. Oh me too Betsy...
    They have arrived here and at the cottage...
    Sweetest little birds....but the Chicadees are still my favourite...
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Chickadees are so sweet. We've had a lot of them over the winter! Maybe they are related
      since they both wear those little black caps. haha.

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  2. I love the male's vibrant color...that yellow contrasting with the black and white...just gorgeous. I've yet to see the first one here yet...but it will come! :)

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    1. Me, too! They certainly are easy to see in the trees. haha.

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  3. Great shot, Betsy. Love those birds.
    We have them too but not many of them.
    Happy puttering in your jammies . . . lol
    and have a great week . . :)

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    1. I'm still in my jammies! haha. But I didn't feel well today so I have
      a good excuse. haha. Back pain...terrible. I'm getting old. Help. haha.

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    2. Hope you are feeling better, back is recovering and you are out of your jammies . . . :)
      and you are not getting old . . . :)

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    3. Not better yet....going to the doctor today. Ugh.

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  4. They are such cheery little things! Haven't seen them here yet.

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    1. Might be a bit early for them there! We're still a little chilly....frost in the mornings. 33 degrees this morning. Brr.

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  5. I don't see too many goldfinches at my house, but it's a treat when one visits.

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    1. Isn't it? I guess thistle seeds attracts them but I have a hard time keeping thistle seed from molding in my feeders. Really weird!

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  6. Hi Betsy - amazing photo .. gorgeous to see the little thing ... what a delight - cheers Hilary

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    1. I need a family of them to come and stay. That would be so fun. We used to have a bunch.. Maybe this year he will invite his friends.

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  7. And sure balancing away
    As he munched at your bay

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  8. lovely,

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't he? So fun to see them in the feeders!

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  9. I had a goldfinch in my back yard the other day. I don't know if ours are the same as yours but they are pretty - and they love those sunflower seeds.

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    1. Well, I'm glad to hear you have them over there! It's fun to have a yellow bird among all the browns and grays.

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  10. Doesn't look like a very comfortable position...

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    1. lol...no, I guess not. I always think that when the squirrels hang upside down at those feeders, too!

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  11. Saw one two weeks ago, so they'll be coming back. They don't eat our sunflower seeds, but rather go for the thistle, which we keep in a cotton/mesh hanging sack.

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    1. Yes, they do love thistle seed!

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    2. Aww, hope you feel better soon. Now that it's so nice out!!

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  12. Great picture! =)
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  13. Such a cutie. He certainly has a good grip!

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  14. I always cheer when the gold finches show up at the feeder. None so far.
    Such a beautiful bright color!

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    1. That bright color is just so fun among the drab colored birds. You can't miss them!

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  15. Sorry that you're not feeling well, Betsy. Hope you're better soon and taking more beautiful photos like this one.

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    1. Well, thank you for that. Just a virus I have to wait out. So not like me to lay on
      the couch all day. haha.

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  16. At our last home we had a little wall fountain, lots of flowers and I always kept a mesh bag of thistle out for the finches. When we were selling a lady saw all the birds and asked us how do you keep them from getting away? Um, if you feed them they will come, if you keep feeding them they will stay. She bought the house! I am sitting here with a heat pad on my back. I feel your pain. I hope you are doing better every day. Take care.

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