Sunday, 3 November 2013

Goldfinches.......................................................................... feeding in the rain

A bit of rain didn't stop these Goldfinches from feeding in my garden.


I had twelve of these lovely little birds on my feeders at the same time... a record count for me.
These were on the Nyger Seed feeder.
The video clip was taken through the window... I made sure I stayed warm and dry.
It's another short clip... just 30 seconds of your time.

Wild Bird Wednesday

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are remarkably colored birds. i'm certain they were pleased to have your feed on a dreary day...

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful and hungry little birds.

Dave said...

Nice footage and excellent species count Andrew

genie said...

That was real rain! And it did not seem to upset them the least little bit. What a fun video. A grey 30 seconds of Goldfinches chowing down in the rain.

Sandra said...

and they don't even need umbrellas... LOL.. great capture in the rain. you have free entertainment all day

Brian King said...

Very handsome finches! Nice clip!

Carole M. said...

they were looking for the energy boost to see them through the cold; lucky birds having your backyard to call into for that

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Andrew Oh the video was too short. I could have watched them longer they are such a lovely bird but they do not eat niger seed in my garden often.

Our photos said...

Beautiful, Andrew!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely -- and 12! I can't imagine having so many at once.

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to have 12 at one time. Pretty colors on the birds.

The Herald said...

Beautiful birds to see in the garden Andrew. 'mine' are eating the sunflower hearts so quickly I have a job to keep the feeders topped up, and they're messy eaters too!
I could watch them for hours!...[;o)

Pantherka said...

Andrew wonderful video.
Greetings.

Findlay Wilde said...

That's a great video, you can see them feeding so clearly. From Findlay

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Remarkable video Andrew.

mick said...

Beautiful little birds and its great to have them so close to you. Great piece of video.

Andrea said...

The rain doesn't stop my goldfinches or any of my birds from eating either ... if anything they are more aggressive eaters when it is wet or cold. Guess they need the food to keep them warm. Great video. I keep forgetting I have a video option on my camera. I may have to try that some day. Nice post, Andrew

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely video of these beautiful birds.

Karen said...

A picnic in the rain! I enjoyed the video Andrew!

Wally Jones said...

That was a fun video, Andrew!

Our American Goldfinches have not yet arrived locally for their fall migration but should be here any time.

Just put out feeders to welcome them!

Liz said...

They are so lovely!!

JM said...

12?! How wonderful!

bailey-road.com said...

Such little beauties. Our Goldfinches here, also seem to especially like the feeder on rainy days.