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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, for this lovely little damask frame to show of the little bird.




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.

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