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_MG_0313 American Goldfinch

_MG_0313 American Goldfinch

Apparently collecting nesting material from the yarn I used to support this sunflower plant.

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Canon EOS 7D
1/400s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso125 full exif

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Tom LeRoy18-Jul-2012 22:19
An excellent sharp close-up of this pretty and smart Goldfinch. The nest will be very comfortable! V!
Judith Barnett18-Jul-2012 15:49
Nice catch Isabel! When I groom the rabbit I leave the fur outside for the birds but if they collect it I never saw it. I even put yarn scarps in a suet container but again never saw any birds using it.
Raymond18-Jul-2012 15:28
A very beautiful shot. I recently saw a man spreading small feathers from an old pillow he had... There were small feathers everywhere! I thought, wow, whar a mess ... I talked to him and found out that in a day or two, there wouldn't be any feathers left anywhere. Birds come to get them for their nest, especially the Eastern Blue Birds (blue Robbins). I passed by a few days later and he was right, no feathers anywhere ... and he has several nesting Eastern Blue Birds. Go figure!!!
joseantonio18-Jul-2012 15:12
Lovely details in this image. V.
Jim Coffman18-Jul-2012 15:00
A very nice and very sharp image..