With the evening coming up fast and the cold, wet and windy weather we have had today, the local bird population are desperately trying to top up their energy levels to last the night, especially as many of them have young to feed as well. There is regularly a half a dozen birds either feeding or waiting to get on the feeder this evening.
Snowing this morning, managed to get a few photos of the Goldfinches through the window. Too cold to go outside to photograph them! 🙂
We still have about a dozen Goldfinches that did not migrate south for the winter. They love the Sunflower kernels and we regularly have a few waiting in various parts of the garden to feed on the feeder.
With this cold snowy weather, I am still processing the photos from last weekend as that was the last time I was able to just sit down and watch the birds. Here is another action shot of a Goldfinch coming in to land on the feeder.
It has been a busy morning on the feeders. As soon as one leaves, the next bird is waiting to take it’s place. Sometimes they don’t wait that long before making it known it is their turn. 🙂
It’s cold out there. A goldfinch fluffed up to keep warm from last month.
See, they can play nicely when they want! This photo shows the 3 main types of birds we get on the kernels feeder. The one that is missing is the Blue Tit.
Greenfinches and a goldfinch arguing over the feeder.
Another one from the garden, a Goldfinch checking out the available food.
Busy time at the feeders. Goldfinches lining up for the feeders in yesterday’s sunshine.
We have a flock (charm) of goldfinches in our area. I counted over 20 in our garden at one point. They are very hangry and regular fights occur over the feeder.
Feeder Wars. There is a great deal of fighting going on in the garden over the feeder. They are certainly hungry.
Another photo from our garden. We have a reasonable size flock of goldfinches visiting us during the day with both young and adult birds.
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.
Goldfinch taken the other day in the sunshine.