Friday, May 15, 2009

Yard Birds Gone Wild!

It’s always fun to catch yard birds you normally find at the feeder out in the wild. I don’t know why, but when they're in the scruff at the edge of a forest, they seem just a touch more exotic.

This American Goldfinch kept dropping down to 
the grass on the Little Miami Bike Trail near 
at dandelion seeds with his girlfriend. 

There’s a chance he’s just a feeder bird out 
trying to impress the chicks. I don’t know…

16 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Love your goldfinch pictures! I said I was going to stop feeding the birds but had to keep the thistle going as the goldfinches are too gorgeous not to see. One of my favorite yard birds.

Nature As Is said...

Very Cool....AhhhHaaaa we get these ones!!...but we don't see them here until the end of July beginning of August...Great shots Kelly. I haven't got a shot of them yet

Roy said...

Fabulous colouring Kelly on that Goldfinch. Its enough to brighten up any woodland. Our Goldfinch is multi coloured, but not as bright and striking as that.

The Early Birder said...

Golden yellow & very exotic, more so than our version.

Laure Ferlita said...

I think seeing any animal in the wild is going to make it more exotic, but your shots make it see truly special - well done!

Ginnymo said...

They are such pretty birds. Great shots of them too Kelly! I wish mine would come around. I'm hoping they come to the thistle feeder I hung on my window. But I haven't seen any since that one day when a pair was going from bush to bush here on a rainy day.

Steve B said...

There is a totally different skill set to getting the birds in the bush. The males are so cool, showing off their beading colors.

Deb said...

Beautiful photos of the Goldfinch. As soon as our Lilac blooms the Goldfinch return to our garden and seeing the bright yellow among the lavender is amazing. Especially in our garden where the majority of birds are sparrows :-) Thank you for your nice comment & sharing your wonderful 4-leaf clover memories !

Dave Lewis said...

Ya know, every once in a while you have to live on the wild side!

Montanagirl said...

Whatever the case may be, they're such a cheery little bird and so bright and colorful. Good shots.

E said...

Wonderful, great photos, dear Kelita, very lovely!

Kelly said...

...thanks everyone! They really are happy birds, no matter where they are!

holdingmoments said...

He could visit my feeders anytime!
He's a beauty.

Kelly said...

Thanks, Keith! He is a beauty, and he has a very happy song and call!

Chad said...

Beautiful pictures... I love wetlands... and Mallards are so beautiful. I hate that sometimes we cast them out because they are so common.

Kelly said...

...thanks, Chad. Yes, I know what you mean. That's why I try to slow down and really observe their behavior. They are exquisitely beautiful when you really look at them.