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January 18, 2012 / Leslie

Wordless Wedness: Goldfinch on Coneflower

Almost Wordless: This little American Goldfinch was eating the thistle from the dead yellow coneflower in my garden.

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  1. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Jan 18 2012 6:37 am

    Haven’t seen any of this around since early fall. Beautiful.


    • Leslie / Jan 19 2012 12:39 am

      They’re kind of shy. Last year they disappeared for a while. On the advice of my feed shop I put up a thistle feeder for them in the apple tree, away from the other feeders. Now they stop by again.


  2. caite@a lovely shore breeze / Jan 18 2012 6:54 am

    that is just lovely. a great capture.


  3. Karen B / Jan 18 2012 9:12 am

    You take the most wonderful photos! Your birds are alway stunning. Thank you for sharing.


  4. Marites / Jan 18 2012 9:55 am

    aww…stunning and cute! love it!


  5. BermudaOnion / Jan 18 2012 10:10 am

    It looks like he’s deep in thought.


  6. Kay / Jan 18 2012 11:09 am

    I think it looks like he has a little mohawk or hat! LOL


  7. litendeavorsJenn O @ Lit Endeavors / Jan 18 2012 1:38 pm

    Stunning! Wish I had a better camera.


  8. carol / Jan 18 2012 2:50 pm

    How pretty. The colors are so vivid.


  9. Debbie Rodgers / Jan 18 2012 4:02 pm

    This photo should win a contest, Leslie. The focus and framing are just beautiful!


  10. Suko / Jan 18 2012 5:51 pm

    Oh, that is a lovely, lovely picture!


  11. Beth F / Jan 18 2012 11:16 pm

    This one almost looks like a painting. Wonderful job.


    • Leslie / Jan 19 2012 12:36 am

      I took this through the glass of the patio doors and it gave it a filtered effect.


  12. Cathy / Jan 19 2012 2:13 am

    Beautiful shot. I always enjoy the different types of goldfinches that visit my baths and fountains.


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