Monday, March 16, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly

The snow is actually pretty much gone. This was taken in February. There weren't many Goldfinches, so I was happy when two showed up, and one paused long enough for a portrait.

American Goldfinch
Sometimes winter plumage really throws me off on some birds. The Goldfinches are one of those. I spent quite a while trying to decide if this was a Lesser or American. I don't know that I've ever actually seen a Lesser, so part of me was trying to make it one, I think.

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8 comments:

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

I also think it's an American Goldfinch, Wendy. Good shot!

Red said...

Ha! I go through the same, except I keep trying to find an American Goldfinch and not a Lesser!

mick said...

Great photo - but I'm glad we don't get the snow around here! *sigh* only cyclones!

April said...

Beautiful photo of a very pretty bird!

MaineBirder said...

Nice photo Wendy! We still have a good bit of snow on the ground, but the ice on the cove is starting to break up. :)

Wisconsin Birder said...

Nice shot Wendy! Our snow is gone now too and the goldfinch feeder has been busy. The males are becoming bright yellow again :)

Kallen305 said...

Great goldfinch picture! All of our snow is gone and the goldfinches are turning more yellow each day.

Larry Jordan said...

Nice capture of the American Goldfinch Wendy. I too love Goldfinches and like Red am always looking for the American. We have lots of Lesser Goldfinches but don't see that many Americans in my yard.