Sunday, 4 September 2011

Very busy on the feeders...... Goldfinch bonanza!

A Saturday morning off work today so after a quick visit to the barbers.(it's always quick...not much to deal with) I had my breakfast in the garden and enjoyed watching a young family of Goldfinches feeding on the sunflower hearts.

Goldfinch( carduelis carduelis)
I fill my feeders every few days but for a few weeks I haven't had much time to just sit and watch.
I had no plans for today so I decided to make time to do just that...relax and enjoy!

 Dunnocks, House Sparrows, Blue,Great and Long-tailed Tits also made a visit and after the rant in my last post it was lovely to feel quite chilled.....
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
I managed to capture some of the action on my camcorder.
I will add a little clip when I have put it together.
Sunday tomorrow...another day of relaxation....bliss!

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your goldfinches are such brilliant little fellows. glad you had some down time to just watch and enjoy. laughed at the barber joke. :)

Gary said...

Stunning!! Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River

ADRIAN said...

That's my sort of day. Watching birds on feeders beats Telly. Lovely shots.

Art said...

Very beautiful pictures of the birds!

cieldequimper said...

Oh how absolutely wonderful! All I have is dirty pigeons... :-(

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...love these shots especially the second one ..the Goldfinch looks like he is just chilling one foot up chewing away!!

Nice you had a time to spend in the garden and enjoy connecting with your flowers and the birds!!

I won't say anything about the hair cut ...lol : }}

Grace ....enjoy your Sunday!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Your finches are much more colorful than ours!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice feeders full of beautiful birds.

Fábio Martins said...

Lovely birds in your garden! Good catches

Matteo Taffuri said...

Very nice birds!Looovely
ciao
MAtteo

The Herald said...

Andrew, It's a great way to spend a relaxing weekend......sure beats working!.....enjoy. [;o)

JM said...

So beautiful! It's been a long time since I saw a Goldfinch.

joo said...

All of them are so beautiful, but Goldfinch is my favourite!

Pantherka said...

Amazing images, very beautiful photos!