Saturday, 27 April 2013

A few birds from the garden ...........................................................................

 It was bright sunshine for a while in the garden this morning... and all the feeders are topped up.
Here are just a few of the birds that dropped by.

Goldfinches are always lovely birds to see... and I am getting plenty at the moment.

 They love the sunflower hearts.

Greenfinch.

 A tiny Long-tailed Tit was gathering nesting material.

The male Blackbird was also scratching around in the undergrowth. 

 House Sparrow...

... and more shots of the Goldfinch to finish off with.


Linking to Camera Critters and The Bird D'pot

25 comments:

Carole M. said...

great to be getting some sunshine and the birds really enjoying being out and about (like we do!). I love the long-tailed tit gathering moss to line it's nest 'Drew.

Sandra said...

the goldfinch is like a mini rainbow.

Bruce Clark said...

Nice shots of the different birds. Great colors!

Terri said...

Nice pics- the goldfinch is very pretty in the sunlight.

The Herald said...

A great selection of visitors to your garden there Andrew, they're obviously well looked after!!...[;o)

TexWisGirl said...

your blackbird ALWAYS gets me! so handsome!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Fantastic macro photography of nature's beautiful gems ~ ^_^

bailey-road.com said...

I love to see your garden birds, Andrew! The goldfinch is really colorful.

Bob Bushell said...

Nicely done Andrew, and with the Long-tailed Tit, isn't he/she glorious.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Excellent shots and I love that little house sparrow.

Ken Schneider said...

That goldfinch is so beautifully colored. Would love to see on, as they sometimes show up here. Love the detail on the blackbird. Sometimes it is lost when photographing black on black.

Sharon Whitley said...

great photos of your garden visitors!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a colorful collection of birds you get to see! You are very lucky!

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Great bird-post!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love your goldfinches, so different to ours.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful colors in that goldfinch. Nice detail!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Love seeing your feeder and backyard friends!!
Especially love the Long Tailed Tit collecting moss, just precious!!
Grace xx
thanks for commenting on my post!
I will try to come by more often!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your goldfinch is so colorful. It don't look like our goldfinch here in the United State.
Visiting from Weekly top shot.

Brian King said...

Fantastic variety! I love your Goldfinches with their red and black masks. The Long-tailed Tit and Blackbird are beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - such sharp details. Really gorgeous photos!

eileeninmd said...

Great series and beautiful birds. My favorite bird is the Goldfinch!

Anni said...

The finch images are stupendous. I've not seen one of these in our yard....yet. So, color me hopeful and a bit jealous!!

Gary said...

Beautiful finch series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laloofah said...

Seriously, that's a goldfinch? They look so different from ours, which look like little lemondrops when they get their summer coloring! Yours is really beautiful - whomever named them "goldfinches" ignored all their other colors! :-)

I ADORE that first photo!!

Phil said...

With Green and Gold finches you must spend lots of time topping those sunflower seeds up and sweeping up afterwards Andrew.