Saturday, March 05, 2016

American Goldfinch for Camera Critters

We haven't seen a large variety at our feeders this winter but we have seen numbers. Daily our nyger seed feeder has been attended by  manyAmerican Goldfinch.  A Goldfinch is still pretty and attractive even during the winter months.  The males still retain a bit of their gold and the females in their winter drab are pleasant to look at in their muted browns. I am expecting to see more colour as spring approaches and my first photo, below, taken just last week I call Golden Goldfinch and the sunlight upon the rafters of the pergola adds to the background colour..
 Above , colourful red American Bittersweet berries  create a colourful background for the feeding Goldfinch.
 
 

Above, a whole bunch of Goldfinch on the feeder, nine in all!
I am linking this post to Eileen's Camera Critters which can be found at  http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/

8 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

they are very pretty birds even in winter. Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, The Goldfinches are lovely birds. I did not see many in my yard this winter, only a couple. Your feeders are busy with the sweet Goldies. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Gosh! So many Goldfinch at your feeders, what a lovely sight.They are such beautiful birds.Thanks for this share!

Lea said...

Yesterday I saw the first Goldfinch of the season in his bright yellow feathers. Such pretty birds!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Frank Boxell said...

Lovely views of your Goldie visitors.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Good to see so many Goldfinches enjoying your feeder.

Annie said...

Lovely to see all of these. we have the occasional finch. i spotted my first woodpecker, ever, in our neighborhood. surprised and delighted, i was.

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos of the goldfinches with different backgrounds! Just lovely!