With then garden quite quiet at the moment, all of the chicks have gone off on their own, and the older birds have retired to the local woodland where it is cooler, here is a photo from a couple of weeks ago of a young Goldfinch.
The Goldfinches are still in the garden with a couple of young. It is fun watching the Sparrows push them off the feeders. All winter the Goldfinches have been doing the same to the other birds 🙂
We often marveled how this Goldfinch could hover, fly backwards and feed without ever landing on a perch. This photo shows why, it has NO FEET!
I love this photo. The Goldfinch had just been thrown off the feeder by another Goldfinch. He did not look very happy 🙂
A lovely shot of one of the Goldfinches sitting in the apple tree, highlighted by the winter sunshine.