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Goldfinch bathing.


Goldfinch bathing.



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He he what a gorgeous picture soo cute is that mother looking on making sure they are all cleaning their selves properly .:o)

14 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful! Another brilliant pic!!

15 Oct, 2009

 

Wow Bonkers. How do you do it?
A wonderful picture. Just had to nominate this one and put on favourites.
Well done.

15 Oct, 2009

 

awww brilliant pic BB, only you could get this shot, well done, lucky you :o))

15 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Brilliant Gee , well caught .. :o))

15 Oct, 2009

 

amy its BB lol, havent you got ya glasses on :o))

15 Oct, 2009

 

How lovely is that? They are so beautiful.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Well done a brill photo, gone on my fav's :o))

15 Oct, 2009

 

You dont only get them feeding in your garden, you get the bathing too!
Lovely photo.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Fantastic picture BB what a wonderful sight, on my favourites right now!

15 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks for kind comments ..they are lovely birds and so tough , the worse the weather the better they seem to like it ..a bit fuzzy as weather drizzly .

The bird on the left Morgana is a recent fledgling hence no red markings.
The one on the right slightly older as you can see red develop just above the beak.

Thanks Toto a compliment indeed given the great close ups you manage to get.

We have a bullrush in the pond and they love to hang on to the stems ..looking forward to doing the same on the teasels you sent Dawn ..growing well.

15 Oct, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

OH I'm so envious!!! I LOVE goldfinches! Sadly, I haven't seen one in my garden for a couple of years. Put up a niger seed feeder this year in hopes, but no takers as yet :-(

15 Oct, 2009

 

What a beautiful sight

15 Oct, 2009

 

What kind of feeder, Sid?

15 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you Bonkersbon I will watch out for that this winter as I get lots in my garden and Bullfinches too.

15 Oct, 2009

 

Another great pic BB. Love that, it looks like a bird day out. Great that you have so many Goldfinches.

16 Oct, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Mad - a niger seed feeder (least i think that's how it's spelt lol) It's a clear plastic tube with tiny holes that fit their beaks and you fill it with niger seed, which I believe is just thistle seed really, so I'm not sure why they call it that....... Anyway, they are meant to be ideal for goldfinches.

16 Oct, 2009

 

Ok, thanks for that! I learn new stuff every single day on this site!! :~)

16 Oct, 2009

 

fantastic pic BB ..they look like miniature ducks lol..gone on to my fav's

17 Oct, 2009

 

BB you have done it again, well done so lovely to see so many in one place.

17 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks for kind comments .. when moved in 2 years ago just the odd goldfinch visited. Being on east coast knew that siskins often over winter here and might get to see brambling with them .

You quite right Sid no connection between thistle and nyger seed. Plants not related other than seed very similar in size and shape.

As nyger seed from Africa a y was introduced to its spelling as some were mis pronouncing it and asking for it by a quite offensive term.

Although nyger seed more nutritious thistles remain beneficial as the soft seed spores often used to line nests.Have even seen a goldfinch cling on to groundsel weed to pull out the tufted spores for nesting material.

20 Oct, 2009

 

Super photo, they look like they are really enjoying their bath!

20 Oct, 2009

 

Great photo, you are so lucky in your guests. I mainly get squabbling wood pigeons! :-) I wonder is that where the word squab (baby pigeon) comes from?

21 Oct, 2009

 

Smashing photo Bb,bit late I know,miles behind but still had to comment, I`ve moved one of my feeders nearer to the house for winter and pleased to say I have goldfinches visit it everyday........

27 Oct, 2009

 

what a lovely photo..BB........love the goldfinches........

27 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks all.Lincslass...so pleased you will have better views of your visitors !

27 Oct, 2009

 

lovely photo BB

28 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Eileen .

28 Oct, 2009

 

How did I miss this one? That's such a great photo,Bb. :-))

29 Oct, 2009

 

No worries Spritz .. so many to keep track of think we all let ones slip under the radar and all understand esp if you not been on site for a few days .. heaven help anyone taking a holiday . Where to start lol

29 Oct, 2009

 

What a delightful sight to see ! Another great shot of nature at it's finest. Keep 'em coming !

2 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Flower .. that son of yours letting you back into your garden yet ?

2 Nov, 2009

 

No...,.not yet ...lol. I snuck into the computer room for a minute of solitude. I better run before he notices I'm gone, or it will be double time for me...lol !

5 Nov, 2009

 

Even running to the computer ? Thats dedication for you ..just imagine how much faster you ll be able to garden ..look forward to twice as many pics from you soon .. all this fitness you wont need such big leaves to hide behind ..

5 Nov, 2009

 

What amazing photos you have and how lovely to have all that wild life, especially the birds, unfortunately my cat is a bit of a hunter and so Im torn this winter about whether to feed or not in case it does more harm than good.

6 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks RR welcome to Goy ..if you have a bird table and hanging feeders these should prove safer than ground feeding birds .

We have a Sparrowhawk that often visits and wonder sometimes whether it right to encourage birds to feed but then opportunities exist in many places and feeding esp during winter helps far more than those that are lost .

6 Nov, 2009

 

:-))) Good one Bonkers/Jane ! Hehe, you have quite a memory too..... May go with fig leaves next year...lol. Do I dare....?

8 Nov, 2009

 

Fig leaves ? Already on my favourites and not seen it ..think you should email me a few before submitting just to ensure whether they appropriate for here ( yeah right lol ..) Oh I can just here Toto now .. x

8 Nov, 2009

 

LOL....good try Bonkers .
Ah yes, my sweet Toto, I should go and visit his site. It has been a while since I've had the pleasure...;-) Never did get to see the inside of his shed !

9 Nov, 2009



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