Monday, January 24, 2011

American Goldfinch of the Vermilon River. A Post to My World Tuesday




In a previous post, I pointed out that this little fellow changes his plumage in the winter from his traditional "canary" like plumage to a less colourful outfit, more similar to the female. Nevertheless, they're still a bright addition to the winter scene.

For more information see my earlier post or go to : http://www.hww.ca/hww2asp?id=24.

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24 comments:

  1. I enjoy these birds so much in the summer at my feeders, but don't think we have them in the winter, interesting, Gary...
    Bonnie

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  2. Goldfinches are welcome in my garden anytime. Nice photos, Gary!

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  3. Hi Bonifer. Wonder if you just don't recognize in the winter.

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  4. Hi EGW. We sure all feel the same.

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  5. What a cute little bird and great shots!

    http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-world_24.html

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  6. Thanks Birgitta. They are beauties!!

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  7. Such a variety of birds up there, this one is so sweet.

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  8. They're beauties aren't they??

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  9. very nice capture. i get visits from birds too, some small ones and doves and blue jays.

    have a great week.

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  10. Thanks Photo Cache for the visit and kind words.

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  11. He is still very pretty. His duller winter coat suits a wintry mood.

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  12. His winter feathers seemed to brighten in the light of the last photo. What a lovely little bird, Gary.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. Whenever the Goldfinch finally starts to show his bright canary yellow suit again, we know that spring is here to stay...that won't be for another 3-4 months here in the cold, snowy northcentral WI. Thanks for bringing this sweet lil' finch back. Hi Boomer!
    BlessYourHeart

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  14. Lovely images, Gary. I love the muted colors of the Goldfinch in winter plumage.

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  15. I enjoy these lively finches in winter,spring,summer and then they move north to nest.Boohoo:(
    Super captures, Gary!
    Give Boomer a pat from me.:)

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  16. Blue skies and a gorgeous bird - just lovely!

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  17. Hi Violet Sky. He still is pretty bright against a snowy day.

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  18. Hi Dar. It is a bit of a wait. But at least here today it's not -41 with the wind chill.

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  19. Hi Hilke. He still is an awesome sight isn't he?

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  20. Hi Jean. I gave Boom a pat, and send your finches north asap.

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