Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And Here's the Male (Goldfinch, That Is)

A couple of days ago I was able to get some shots of a female goldfinch at our thistle feeder, but the male ducked behind the feeder and I couldn't get good shots of him. This morning they were both there again, this time with the female at the tube-style feeder and the male in plain view at the thistle-seed sock. I like this sequence, which shows not only the bright yellow of the male's breeding plumage and the handsome black and white of the wing and tail feathers but also the pointy shape of the little black cap on his head.

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