Sunday, April 20, 2008

Goldfinch Glory

I truly believe spring has arrived when I see my goldfinches in their full glory color. Today I had 2 females and a male goldfinch. In the first photo, you can see the female scolding another female trying to fly onto the feeder. Now I'm trying to figure out what they were fighting about -the food or the man?!











11 comments:

mon@rch said...

I love the yellow coloring that they are getting and your thistle bag is really white!

The Birdlady said...

They are truly glorious in their spring finery.

J. Karl Clampit said...

Nice shots! They are so fun to watch, they truly love to keep the others at bay once they have acquired their pirch on the feeder.

violetlady said...

What beautiful photos. All of your blogs are wonderful.

Sandy said...

Are these greater goldfinches and if so then I think I get lesser goldfinches. Mine are just yellow on the underside.. But one day I had two show up that looked like these.

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Shellmo said...

Monarch - my thistle bag is brand new - I'm sure it will get dirty in a few more days! Thanks for stopping by!

Birdlady - I agree!

J.Karl - I think you're right that they are little "hogs" on the feeder!

Violetlady - thank you, thank you! You are too kind!

Hi Sandy - according to my Michigan Field Guide it is an "American Goldfinch" but maybe known as the one of the other ones you mentioned??

Jessica said...

Gold Finches are such delicate beautiful birds.

Mary said...

Hi Shellmo! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I love your blog! Your photos are wonderful and I enjoy your narratives with them. Goldfinches are usually the sweetest of my yard birds but I've been seeing a little squabbling going on lately, too :o) Food or the man? I don't know... LOL!

Mary

Mary said...

I forgot to mention that Blue Jay shot on the bath is wonderful. They don't visit here. Although I know they are somewhat aggressive, I'd love to have a few.

Bird Girl said...

I bet they were fighting over the man! haha...great pictures of your goldfinches!

Shellmo said...

Birdgirl - I'm sure the male finch enjoyed the ladies attention! LOL