Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How are your goldfinches looking?

"Geez Lady! Cut me a break!"

35 comments:

Chris said...

Excellent shot shelley. Again one of this bord than I 've never seen!!

hillgrandmom said...

What a beautiful bird!

Bird Girl said...

My Goldfinches look about the same - getting those bright yellow feathers takes a bit of time! I like this picture of him peeking at you :-)

Andy said...

Pretty shabby :)

Jessica said...

Mine are looking the same.... soon they will be brilliant and beautiful.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ha ha ha! He is looking a little ragged. Ours are just starting to turn yellow but are still more on the brownish side.

Richard said...

Great picture. Looks like the molt is about over. Hasn't seen anythng but females here so far.

Mary said...

Cute shot! Mine get more yellow every day, but they still look a bit unkempt.

Deborah Godin said...

Never fails - when you're having a real bad-feather day (or days) there's always someone around with a camera!

MuseSwings said...

The colors in your pictures are wonderful! I think I need a new camera.... Your ducks were on vacation here in Florida on my Sunday post - are they back in Michigan yet?

Pat's Place said...

Our Goldfinch are looking much less respectable for the upcoming dating season! I've caught a few on my camera out the kitchen window yesterday. They're posted today on my blog.

The Retired One said...

Wow...even though he is having a bad hair day, it still mut have been a thrill to see him at the feeder.
We haven't seen any of them here. But man, are we going through the thistle with the pine siskins. I'll need to have a bottle drive or spaghetti feed fund raiser pretty soon to keep up with it. :-D
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bennie and patsy said...

I don't know what happen to our Goldfinches. They didn't stay aroung long,sad to say.
Patsy

Montanagirl said...

The Goldfinches haven't arrived here yet. I still have a few Redpolls though. Nice shot of him peeking around the sock at you.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

That's how I look first thing in the morning too! (except for the bright yellow) Now if you get a goldfinch eating out of your hand, THAT will be a coup!

Jayne said...

They look rather pitiful as they are molting, don't they? :c)

Eve said...

I don't even have any goldfinches yet Shelley...they are on strike because of the snow!!

Willard said...

You've posted a lot of beautiful photos lately. I always enjoy visiting and catching up.

Sharon said...

Another great photo although the goldfinch told me you took the shot before she had finished her grooming. Really Shelley show a little respect....LOL Sharon

NCmountainwoman said...

Ours are getting yellow, some of them faster than others. We have a couple whose molt is complete and they are beautiful. Others are still a bit ragged.

Great photograph. You catch the neatest expressions.

Kallen305 said...

Love the shot of the goldfinch. Mine look about the same.

Cathy Clementz said...

Da Yooper finches are still pretty darn dull. But yours gives us hope!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Our male Goldfinches are molting also, Shelley. They are not the prettiest bird in the nest these days---but they will be SOON..

Great photo.
Hugs,
Betsy

jalynn01 said...

mine look just like yours. kinda ratty and new feathers coming in with bare spots here and there. Nice shot!

Leedra said...

He is bright, but not looking yet looking up to par. You captured him so well.

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Andy said...

It just occurred to me that my comment may appear in the wrong light.

The goldfinch is shabby looking but still pretty, hence "Pretty" Shabby.

A joke gone bad.

Tina said...

Is that what he really said..he looks a little more ornery than that..lol
Great shot..what a look!!

Kelly said...

Haha! Ours are in transition too, although today I saw an almost perfect summer goldfinch.

Shellmo said...

Chris - thank you!

Hillgrandmom - Even w/ his ruffled feathers? LOL!! Thank you!

Birdgirl - He was peeking at me constantly from behind the thistle sack - it was cute!

Andy - LOL!

Jessica - I can't wait for their full yellow colors!

Wendy - I think he has a couple more weeks before he looks "normal." ha,ha

Richard - all the males are here!

Mary - same here! :-0

Deborah - ha! Aren't I terrible!

Muse - I think my ducks found a bigger pond w/ a better wine collection - lol!

Pat - your goldfinches were prettier! :-)

Retired One - I think siskins have got to be one of the most expensive birds to feed! lol!

Benny & Patsy - I will send some to you. Did you get my siskins I sent previously? :-0

Montana - thank you!

Dave - if I even look at them, they fly away!LOL!

Jayne - yes!! :-)

Eve - When is it going to melt by you?!! :-)

Willard - very nice of you to say - thank you!

Sharon -I'm worse than the paparazzi - lol!

NC - is it just me or do my birds always have annoyed expressions? ha,ha!

Kallen - I'm hoping they are looking good by next week!

Cathy - I'm glad!

Betsy - pretty soon they'll be in all their glory!

Jalynn- yours was the perfect description of my finches - lol!

Leedra - thanks. I'll give him a chance to redeem himself in a few weeks.

Andy - LOL!

Tina - I think I have the crankiest birds!

Kelly - I'm looking forward to seeing the complete finch!

mon@rch said...

Goldfinch coloring is perfect this time of the year!

Natural Moments said...

I can get to looking kinda scruffy looking just like this. Lucky no one is taking pictures of me.

roentarre said...

Surely beautiful and wonderful looking in deed!

fishing guy said...

Selly: Very cute and well captioned.

Ginnymo said...

What a great shot!! They are such pretty little birds. I don't see many though. Maybe because I have too many BlueJays around? I did see one or two in their winter colors this past winter. Hope I see them again.

Daisy said...

No need to get your feathers all ruffled! HA!

I love the yellow of goldfinches--so pretty.