Sunday, July 28, 2013

Goldfinch


Last weekend, we had some thunderstorms and rain pass through town and it brought the temperatures down a bit making it more comfortable to be outside.  I took the opportunity on Sunday morning to visit the botanical garden.  During the hot summer months, they open at 6:00 AM for members only so that's when I went.  Clearly, not many members head out there at 6:00 AM because I pretty much had the place to myself.  I really only saw 4 other people until a little after 7:00 when more started to show up.  The goldfinch were out in full force picking the seeds out of the dried out chocolate flowers.  They were all molting so their feathers aren't quite as bright as they should be but I still got quite a few nice shots.

It was fun watching them hang upside down to get at the seeds.

15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic shots, what a little poser!

JM said...

How beautifully captured, Sharon!

Kate said...

I LOVE when these bird migrate thru Minnesota; their bright colors are always such a welcome sight.

Lowell said...

Your photographic skills continue to impress. These are superb photos! What pretty birds.

RedPat said...

I love to watch them flit about! Great shots as usual, Sharon.

Birdman said...

Nice work catching 'her' just right.

Judy said...

I love these little birds and their sweet little song. Perfect shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

These images are too gorgeous Sharon, such delightful little creatures.

Karl Demetz said...

Great shots Sharon, such pretty birds!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We were among the members who were not there at 6:00 am on Sunday. We were sleeping. You made good use of that early morning hour.

Jack said...

Aren't you a diligent birdwatcher and photographer!

MJ said...

Excellent captures. I love the botanical gardens... and I imagine to be out there when it's so empty and still would be quite a luxury.

Randy said...

Love that second shot!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

what a beautiful shot of this beautiful tiny bird.............thank you, Mary Helen

Kathy said...


great shots, lady!