Sunday, May 16, 2010

Goldfinch at Thistle Feeder

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.

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