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Gold Finches

Gold Finches

Much to my delight we now have three goldfinches visiting the bird feeders.
As the days are now warmer, I opened the kitchen window, having first
locked Toffee out of the room, and got some shots of this colourful
pair enjoying a feast of peanuts. We now have great tits, blue tits, coal
tits, robins, sparrows and chaffinches visiting on a daily basis. All
this activity caught the attention of a neighbouring cat but we shooed
him away a couple of times and he hasn't been seen recently.

Nikon D90
1/500s f/5.6 at 240.0mm iso800 full exif

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larose forest photos07-Apr-2010 02:09
Super capture of these gorgeous birds. V
pkocinski04-Apr-2010 20:38
Awesome image and pretty birds!
Neal Nye04-Apr-2010 11:16
These are such beautiful birds. I wish we had them here.
Kevin Chester04-Apr-2010 09:53
One of my favorite in the Birdy World, nice catch
John Reynolds04-Apr-2010 08:11
Excellent capture of these beautiful garden birds.
heather04-Apr-2010 07:41
They are so pretty.. wonderful shot Mairead! V
Johnny JAG04-Apr-2010 06:34
Brilliant, one of my favs.
Valene04-Apr-2010 02:36
Beautiful capture of the finches. The finches we have here eat mostly thistle. V
Bob B.04-Apr-2010 01:12
Wow! More colors than our goldfinches. Ours are mostly a bright yellow with some black in the head and wings. and touches of white on the wings. Mine are just not starting to color up. Nice image Mairead!
bill friedlander04-Apr-2010 00:21
Super colors on these birds. A terrific sharp shot. V
Nora van Beek04-Apr-2010 00:12
Terrific shot of these beautiful birds!
Gretchen Caldwell03-Apr-2010 22:56
Amazing colors on them!!! Ours are merely 'highlighter yellow' and black...........not nearly so much color!
Cathryn Gallacher03-Apr-2010 22:30
Terrific capture!
Liz Bickel03-Apr-2010 22:07
Very beautiful and colorful. Your gold finches look so different from ours here. How wonderful to have 3 of these beauties visiting your feeder.
Carol Breton03-Apr-2010 22:06
That is a beautiful pair of Gold Finches! So colorful. What a great shot Mairead. ~
I'm happy you are feeding and seeing so many different birds. I'm having fun seeing mine too.
Stephanie03-Apr-2010 21:05
Your gold finches are quite different from our gold finches. They are spectacular!!! BV :0)
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