Tuesday, 20 August 2013

European Goldfinch.

One of my more colourful garden visitors is the [European] Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). When I spoke to my mother on the phone yesterday evening she was delighted to report the sighting of a pair with their youngster constantly visiting their feeder so I thought I would share some very recent images of an adult.
 


This species is often very chatty when they are feeding and even when they are hidden amongst the foliage their presence is given away by their very distinctive disyllabic 'telitt .. telitt' conversational calls.


Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

24 comments:


  1. Ładne ujęcia Frank, gratuluje i pozdrawiam :)

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  2. Such a beautiful bird! They could visit my backyard anytime!

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  3. They are handsome!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. This is the one I was posting about on my other birding blog. Yes, I would so love to see one of these and get a chance to photograph it here in the states!! it's gorgeous. And I bet its song is just as pretty as it it.

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  5. Great photos of a beautiful bird. My Australian birding book says that there are introduced birds living in the SE of this country.

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  6. Hello Frank! A remarkably pretty bird, how I wish that I could see it at my feeders.

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  7. Hi Frank... Certainly has more colors then the bird we call a Goldfinch!!
    Your Mom has the bird bug to huh!!
    That is great that see has them at her feeder, a great pastime bird watching!!
    Grace

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  8. I would love to see one of your Goldfinches. They are so colorful and pretty. Lovely shots, Frank!

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  9. Wow, Frank what a lovely garden visitor you had come visiting, just spectacular~

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  10. So beautiful... I love our American goldfinch, but how I'd love to see "yours"...that beautiful mahogony colored patch, wow!

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  11. Was thrilled to see my first American Goldfinch recently. Your European has such dramatic markings and contrasting colors on its head especially. I'm sure you're glad to have this handsome bird visit.

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  12. The European goldfinch is a very attractive bird.

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  13. They're lovely. I've seen goldfinches once this summer.

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  14. Love the different angles you show so we can see all its gorgeous markings.

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  15. Always nice to see that gold and red at the feeders. I sometimes see a couple but as the niger seed is disappearing fast I think more creep in when I'm not looking.

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  16. Nice images of this beautiful bird! It must be wonderful to see them in the yard or at the feeder.

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  17. Hi Frank! These are so lovely. The last photo looks like a magazine shot!

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  18. Nice bird - I still see these every so often, as they have been introduced here.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M

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  19. Excellent captures. beautiful birds!

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  20. Lovely little bird. It seems to have been introduced around the world. In addition to Britain I have seen them in Australia and South Africa.

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