Sunday, May 16, 2010
This female goldfinch came to the feeder with her mate this morning. These were the first goldfinches I'd seen in their breeding plumage this spring; we saw them over the winter a few times in their much more subdued winter plumage. The male, of course, is the true bright yellow, but he ducked behind the feeder so I couldn't get a good shot of him through the window. This photo was a nice use of the powerful zoom on my new camera. When a small subject like this is not too far away, it seems to work well.