Friday, February 13, 2009

Lesser Goldfinch

If you're looking for my SkyWatch Shot it's below this one.

I looked this one up and I think I've identified this bird correctly. Please correct me if I got it wrong. This looks like the photos I've seen of a Lesser Goldfinch. One of the trees at the lake were full of these but it was too far for my lens. This one however, had flown to a tree where I was standing. Why don't they ever land where the lighting is perfect and low enough so I can get sharper shots? Still, they were nice enough to post. Look Ma, I caught me a bird! :-)



This one shows the feather pattern on its back:

11 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great closeup.

Connie said...

Nice yellow bird. I stopped to take a picture of the lake this morning and I looked up and there was this bird in a tree right beside me. I actually got a picture of a bird. You always get great pictures of birds.

Denise said...

Oh wow, great close ups of this pretty little bird. I love them.

Darla said...

Wonderful photos, how do you do it? That is a beautiful bird whatever it is, similar to what I see here in North Florida.

Gaelyn said...

Look like you did good. Nice captures. I always have problems with birds.
And you SWF is spectacular. I couldn't possible get tired of a beautiful view and sky.

Nick S said...

He's a beauty. You should be proud of these :-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A lovely bird TB and you captures it well.

chrome3d said...

No idea about the birdy but the closeups are really excellent.

Judy said...

I like the first and third, where he is hanging upside down, eating! It is so interesting to watch birds, and I agree with Connie, that you always get good shots of birds!

Paz said...

I love your bird shots!

Paz

Ida said...

Cute and beautiful series. :)