Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A FEW SUMMERS AGO...

 when I saw Goldfinches back at our feeders.  It had been a long time since I had seen them, several years in fact.  I would see them at other places in the area but not in the garden.  

This sock is full of thistle seed and even though I have used them before, this one has been the most popular one ever.   So here you go, all the goings on in our back garden.

Way too fuzzy but I cropped the photo from above.  I cropped quite a few of these shots.





















It seemed to be that there was a lot of territorial claiming at first.  Now I only see a single pair at the feeder.





This male house finch came one time, I haven't seen him back.
I enjoyed sharing these again and if you remember them I hope you will feel the same way.
I will have more of my sister-in-law's birds to share soon, but I have used my computer sparingly these last few days, and have not had the time to do a decent post.  

Thank you for stopping by 
and enjoy the rest of your week.




40 comments:

  1. They are so pretty, and really loving those seeds. This is a good flight shot!

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    1. Thank you Ginny, the thistles are very popular with the finches :)

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  2. What a glorious (and well fed) visitor.

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  3. They are a lovely looking bird and you are lucky to have them in your garden.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, and I always say how lucky I am with my backyard birds. They are a gift :)

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  4. Beautiful little goldfinches! I feed them too.

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    1. How lovely! They are beautiful arent' they? :)

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  5. Hello,
    The Goldfinches are so pretty. The squirrels here would tear a hole in the thistle socks, I had to stop buying them. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. Hello Eileen, I agree. I didn't have a problem with the squirrels and the sock but who knows what tricks they have learned since. You take care and enjoy your day and new week also :)

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  6. Goldfinches are such a colorful little bird and we would also have many at the thistle socks we hung when we lived in VA. That make goldfinch did add a nice contrast as well.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, nice memories of the Goldfinches :)

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  7. Hello,:=) Hello, They are beautiful birds. I have Green finches in my garden, but would love to see the striking Goldfinches. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous shots.

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    1. Hi Breathtaking :) I will have to look up those Green finches, they sound lovely too :)

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  8. I like their brilliant yellow feathers and I are beautiful! Yellow what always makes me feel Joy

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Super series of images, your Goldfinches are far more colorful than ours in the UK. You are so fortunate to get them in your back garden.
    You all stay safe.
    John

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    1. Thank you John, I feel blessed with my bird visitors. You stay safe also :)

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  10. Good to see my little pals again! thank you, D

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    1. You are very welcome Cloudia, and thank you :)

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  11. What fun, such little beauties. I've never seen a sock feeder like that.

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    1. Thanks Ellen, these feeders are very popular here :)

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  12. I love seeing the goldfinches in the spring. They are so colorful. Your photos really show their beauty. They really do love thistle seed!

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    1. Me too Martha Ellen. They are always a very welcome sight. Thank you :)

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  13. Great shots, these tiny birds flit around so fast.

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  14. I really enjoy seeing the gold finch return in Spring. I love how their yellow feathers grow more brilliant as days go by.

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  15. Thank you for sharing these photographs, such a lovely looking bird.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are very welcome Jan, and all the best to you too :)

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  16. American Goldfinches are tough little characters. They remain with us all winter and enliven our backyard every day. Sometimes we have have as many as thirty individuals vying for their space at the bird feeders. By the end of the day I am sure they all get their share.

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    1. That's wonderful David! I would love to see that many at our feeders :)

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