Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goldfinches in the Garden

Don't overlook you garden when in search of wildlife photos, particularly birds.  Heading out to look for photo opportunities, I noticed a number of birds flitting about the vegetable garden.  Among the various species goldfinches were the most prevalent.

I planted a few sunflowers among the vegetables to make my garden more attractive to birds and the goldfinches obviously love them.

I can't expect much of a harvest. The birds are picking the seeds before they can ripen.

The highlight of the morning came when this male began feeding its baby perched on the rusty garden fence.  Note the shelled sunflower seeds in the male goldfinch's beak.
 
 

8 comments:

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sweet captures.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful. Photo opportunities are right outside our door,as this proves.

Kerri said...

Pure Sweetness!

Lois Evensen said...

Aww, what sweet family shots.

Montanagirl said...

Nice shots, Coy! Love that last one.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures. I love late summer when our yard seems filled with baby Goldfinches, making their little squeaky toy sounds.

Elaine said...

The backyard often has some wonderful photo opportunities. Of course, I suppose my backyard gets a bit more wildlife traveling through it than average, but the most important thing is to get outside and look at what's going on around you. I love those last two shots! Wish we had the beautiful goldfinches here. Sadly, as fall takes over our bird population is dwindling....

Jeane said...

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