Saturday, April 30, 2011

For the Birds

Let's see, ISO3400, hand held, 400mm and cropped. Rough? Yes indeed they are! But I have been trying to get these yellow finches in my yard for a couple years and found out this past winter I have been feeding the wrong thing. Here it is the first nice day of the spring and the finches are here already! (Sunflower and thistle seed.) Yes, I'm excited and you should expect me to get closer and mych better at captcuring these guys on my sensor.

Oh, the swallow? I thought it was cool.....until I realize the new construction across the highway has ruined *my* favorite perch of getting shots of this bird house.

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6 comments:

Kim, USA said...

I think I also have the wrong seeds. Now I knew it's sunflower and thistle gonna look for that. I love finches specially they are yellow. Great shot!

SOOC

Jan n Jer said...

Love finches...just had three visit my bird bath. Thats a great shot.

Marka said...

Very nice!

Clytie said...

What gorgeous goldfinches! We use thistle seed in our goldfinch feeder - they seem to prefer the "upside down" feeders which look like yours but have the feeding holes below the little perches. I haven't seen any finches on ours yet this year, but soon I'm sure!!!

P.S. - LOVE that bird house!!!

edenhills said...

The finches are beautiful! Glad you figured out how to attract them.

Teresa

Firefly said...

I've been meaning to make some effort to get more birds to my garden as well...