A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
that sweetness! they are so beautiful!annalyn
Interesting that the Goldfinches stay that far north over the winter. Do you have a feeder? We have plenty around here (chickadees, too) and I do so enjoy watching them and listening to their bickering.
I`m trying to take notice of exactly when the american goldfinch changes back to his summer clothes.Great pictures,I love your writings about the raven,phylliso
Our goldfinches have started changing here this week, in the Ohio Valley, West Virginia. nellie
Great photos of a couple of cute birds. I wish I could figure out for sure if all my chickadees are Carolinas, or if I also have the Blackcaps. I was hoping I could tell from your photos. To me both look alike! I was shooting goldfinches today, too. I'm surprised to read in the comment above that someone has ones that are changing already! Mine are still winter, and we're fairly far south.
These are wonderful photos, brilliantly captured. Thanks for sharing.All the best, Boonie
The birds are beautiful, thanks Gary.
Hi Louise. My feeders, come winter, are useless because they are not sheltered. That bickering you hear is likely a highly developed social network based on vocalizations of the Chickadee which even other birds such as nuthatches listen to. The Chicadees communicate a food call.The Goldfinches are Northern Goldfinches and really tough!!
Thanks phylliso. I would like to know when they change over. Keep the Raven banner flying.
Wow BMG I just said I would like to know that, but you're fairly far south.
Hi Mary; maybe yours want to be sure it's spring before they make a change.
Thanks Bonnie S for the words and visit.
Thanks as usual Bob.
Nice shots, Gary. I think those Goldfinches who overwinter up your way have earned their Canadian citizenship.
Hi Marvin and you're absolutely right. How about if we call them Northern Goldfinches?