186Days #180 American Goldfinch Party

Female American Goldfinch appears to be talking to an incoming black capped chickadee.

A pair of American Goldfinch at the feeder when a Black Capped Chickadee joins them.

Sunday morning there was a parade of different birds coming and going from the feeder. There were black-capped chickadees, chestnut backed chickadees, a song sparrow, rufous-sided towhee, male and female Juncos, American goldfinch pair, a lesser goldfinch pair, a family of house finches, and a red breasted nuthatch.

It went from a parade to a three-ring circus. I ended up putting my camera in rapid fire mode and snapped quickly. This is part of a happy series as a black-capped chickadee decided to join the goldfinch party for breakfast.

Before the day was out the feeder also fed a female black-headed gross beak, a determined Stellar’s jay and two varieties of squirrels.

Bird photography is a great skill I have yet to master. The birds’ movements are so quick that getting them in focus and getting the photo before either they move or the wind blows the feeder takes amazing skill. I do not share this photo because it is of good quality, but because this is yellow week and there are two yellow birds in it.

I leave the fabulous bird photos to those who have the gift of doing the subject matter great justice. I am in awe of their work and skill.

But this photo shows bird character. It is a fun photo as it appears the female goldfinch is happily greeting the new comer.

Find fun and happiness in your day.





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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

3 responses to “186Days #180 American Goldfinch Party”

  1. Kevin Alexander says :

    Lucky you! I like action shots though I’m not good at it. This came out really well. Nice work.

  2. Xandré Verkes says :

    Wow – how lucky are you with all the little birdies…!!! We only have horrible pigeons & even more awful hadidas!!! If only I could get rid of them!!! Pests!! 😀 **

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