Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gold Finches

I saw the cone flowers sway without a breeze.
I saw the flash of brilliant yellow.
Some of the cone flower heads are seeding.
As I approached I saw the female Gold Finch tucked in the shade.


14 comments:

PAT said...

Beautiful birds, Goldfinches.

Pat

Deb said...

I love the Goldfinch.

Q said...

Hi Pat,
They are very pretty. I love the summer dress!
Sherry

Q said...

Hi Deb,
Me too! I also love the cone flowers. Nice for the butterflies and the Finches! They are pretty too.
Sherry

Mary C said...

Hi Sherry. I'm slightly envious - I get lots of lesser goldfinches, but it would be rare for me to get any American goldfinches to visit. I love how you captured those beauties.

Chris said...

Your birds are all so beautiful, so brightly coloured! I wonder why their colours vary so much, we have so many of the same plants (and some moths) but different birds. Wonderful!

Mary said...

Golfinches are very common here and I see them every day...I never tire of their striking color and beauty. You do a good job of showing them off, Sherry!

cestoady said...

I so appreciate your pictures and commentary that show a sensitivity and grace so lacking in much of the world around us.

Q said...

Hi Mary C,
I looked in my field guide to Western Birds for the Lesser Goldfinch. They are not in my area. My goodness they are very pretty!
I would love to see one..
I like to see the birds eating flower seed! I always think they are so pretty.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I never have understood why one area of the world has one kind of bird and other doesn't. Enven tho many similiar plants and trees. It's a mystery.
Also often we have the same name but different birds, like the Robin.
I love seeing your birds and bugs!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I think I counted 12 Goldfinches the other day in the yard. I too never tire of them. Now that the flowers are ready for them I love taking pictures of them in the cone flowers or on the sunflowers.
I took a striking photo today of a male Goldfinch eating a sunflower. It is so pretty. I also never tire of the Tiger Swallowtails. The yellow and black is beautiful.
Thank you. Capturing a moment in the garden is fun.
Sherry

Q said...

Hi Cestory,
Thank you.
I do treasure all birds and bugs and plants and fish and rocks!
I treasure Mother Nature.
I think of myself as an Earthling.
I love our planet.
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

Sherry,

In the first photograph it looks like Goldfinch is holding an flower umbrella for shade.

This really tickled me! :)

These are such beautiful and colorful birds, dear one.

The yellow of the Goldfinch in first photo is the color of my first car, a 'Fiat.'

Just wonderful!

*sprite

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I am very fond of the Gold finches. I thought the first photo was very cute too.
The birds are beautiful and funny!
I can watch them all day without a problem unless a butterfly steals me away.
Sherry