Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My favourite garden bird............................................................ the Goldfinch

Goldfinches are by far the most colourful birds I see in my garden.
I had just topped up (what was left of) my feeders after the squirrels had emptied and done their best to destroy them while I was away over the weekend.

Sunflower Hearts are a favourite with most of my garden visitors... not least the Goldfinchs and it wasn't long before this little bird was tucking in.





They drop quite a bit while feeding... much to the delight of the pigeons and my little garden mouse.

35 comments:

Arija said...

I too love goldfinches but have only had one visit from them a few winters ago. One can hope however.

Carole M. said...

they are a colourful bird; lovely photos Drew

Gardener in the Distance said...

Sweet! He won't be going hungry, Andrew!

Dave said...

If you saw this bird in the rain forest it wouldnt look out of place- sometimes we take beauty for granted

nice reminder Andrew

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Andrew..... very well done.

TexWisGirl said...

they really are amazingly colored. love that scarlet mask.

Gary said...

He's a real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

heyBJK said...

Wow, what fantastic plumage! Much different from our goldfinches! Love the colors!

Adam Jones said...

Hard to beat a Goldfinch on your feeders. A garden favourite of mine.

Connie Smiley said...

So different from our goldfinches. I can see why this is your favorite.

Springman said...

Yes, Nice of them to spread seed for the ground feeders! Pretty bird!

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful series of photos, Andrew.
Greetings.

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful bird.

Saun said...

Gorgeous, I just started hanging feeders around this summer. We just bought the cheapest to see if they come. So far I have seen Cardinals,Yellow finch,Hummingbird and a woodpecker still waiting on the Blue Jay. Happy birding

Saun

Anni said...

If I scroll quickly enough the images you've shared becomes quite animated. Great stuff!!

MERLIN FALCON

eileeninmd said...

Your Goldfinches are colorful. Beautiful bird and wonderful photos. Have a great day!

Caroline said...

He'd be most welcome at my feeders! Same color palette as the Western Tanagers I see, but so differently arranged by Ma Nature.

Magia da Inês said...

Sem dúvida, muito lindo!!!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸¸.º°❤♫♫♪¸¸.°
°º✿⊱╮

Giga said...

Śliczny gość odwiedził Twój ogród i zrobiłeś mu bardzo ładne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Visitor visited your beautiful garden, and he did a very nice picture. Yours.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird.

NatureStop said...

Great captures of a beautifl bird!
Have a great day!

Shantana

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of a very beautiful bird. Wishing you a good day :)

Bob Bushell said...

Good for you, dropping some for the the mouse.

Phil said...

Nice shots Andrew, one of my favourites too.

Nancy Claeys said...

A gorgeous bird with amazing patchwork plumage. :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great pictures of a great bird.

They have been introduced here - I tend to see them on old buliding sites and such places where the thistles grow.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Hilke Breder said...

Nice shots! Much more colorful than our goldfinches. What country's flag again is black, white and red?

Gillian Olson said...

A beautiful bird, and great pictures Andrew.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew, I have been so amiss and a mess ; ] to lol..I can't seem to keep up these days!!
This is the loveliest bird, I have been so taken by its beauty since the first time I saw one on a post..enjoy!!
Grace

JM said...

I remember these so very well. There was a real big cage at my parents garden full of them.

Gillena Cox said...

oh, really pretty



much love...

Karen said...

What beautiful colourations! Terrific shots.

cieldequimper said...

Lucky you!

Larry said...

A stunning bird indeed Andrew! And you have captured it perfectly, munching away on the seeds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh he is so beautiful -- so much more colorful than the goldfinches we have (and I love them) but yours has them beat. Wow I'd love to see that bird in "person"