Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Goldfinch in the Thistles

 

goldfinch in the thistle seeds

Last week my husband had a doctors appointment and on the way back from it we stopped for a little walk at a little park in the middle of Richmond Hill, Ontario called the Mill Street Pond.   As we were walking along the boardwalk along the edge of the pond I spotted this goldfinch pulling apart the thistle plants for the seeds.  He did not seem to mind that I was sneaking up on him with a camera.  Note that he still has his brilliant yellow feathers for a little longer.  Later on he will take on the olive colour that is his winter colours.

goldfinch on the thistle 2

Thanks to Isabelle LaFrance, ilafrancephoto.blogspot.com for this lovely little damask frame to show of the little bird.

 

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4 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

They are such sweet little ones!

Pondside said...

You were lucky to be there in that instant. It's a beautiful shot.

Ida said...

What a sweet little bird. The Goldfinch is WA state's, State Bird. That yellow is such a cheery color.