Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Climbing the corporate ladder goldfinch-style!

I don’t think I would be very good at climbing a real corporate ladder, but I think I could handle moving up by doing it goldfinch-style! In this series, our little goldfinch spies a nice thistle head several "rungs" above him. No problem. Watch what he does….

Let me just grab this stem and pull it down a bit….

...now I can grab it a little lower…

…that's good! Now I can just step right on that
stem for easy access to the thistle...voila!

It's good to be a goldfinch!

25 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

a goldfinch style ladder, very cute and i also would like to experience their type of ladder!
Spirithelpers

Rambling Woods said...

Oh tooo cute....They have been after my coneflower in the same manner...

Elaine said...

Too funny! Kind of makes you wonder about the phrase "bird brain" doesn't it? Sometimes birds are quite clever.

Midmarsh John said...

Birds can think things out much better than we give them credit for. Lovely captures.

Sue said...

What a clever finch! And how lucky you were to see that.

Roy said...

Hey Kelly, he could show a "Greedy Banker" a thing or two. (perhaps)

Laure Ferlita said...

Does he look proud of himself?! And he should! Excellent shots, Kelly!

Susan Ellis said...

We have a gabble of goldfinches in our yard, and they provide endless entertainment here too. Great writing!

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful!! I love your little captions!!

JKoenig said...

I have a feeling animals / birds are so much wiser than we ever dream they are. Probably why they can survive without all the comforts that we call "home."

How neat to watch them "problem solve."

Roy said...

Heh, heh! Where there's a will there's a way. Or where there's seed a Goldfinch will get there! Great set of shots, Kelly.

Chris said...

Excellent, these birds are full of resources!! See how they can adapt themselves to any situations! This whole series of juveniles godlfinch is a real pleasure to follow, well done Kelly.

Shelley said...

This was adorable! What a smart little finch!!! Definitely CEO material....
:-)

Montanagirl said...

I agree with Elaine: Birds are quite clever (especially my nemisis birds, the Grackles!) LOL. Nice photos, Kelly.

Connie said...

Nice photos, and I enjoyed the commentary.

ShySongbird said...

A very ingenious little bird and well captured Kelly!

Warren Baker said...

Ive watched our goldies do that on dandilion heads, they only just weigh enough to bend them down!

holdingmoments said...

lol Great sequence Kelly.
A 'bright' bird in more ways than one ;)

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Kelly. Again a lovely set of photo's, although I have to say I think the our Goldfinch is prettier than yours,now I can't say that about many of your birds.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Amazing! I adore goldfinches.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Pretty---Smart---Full Tummy------life must be good for a Goldfinch....

Thanks Kel...I'm gonna call you my Goldfinch expert.
Hugs,
Betsy

DK Miller said...

He is so beautiful!! I love the Goldfinch. Such a nice series.

Kathiesbirds said...

They are amazing, aren't they!

Mary said...

Great observation of the way they act. Goldfinches are a lot of fun to watch. Very agile little birds.

Dev Wijewardane said...

Great series of photographs