The other day, I noticed a number of American Goldfinches fighting over the Niger Seed in one of the feeders in the Apple Tree out back. So I decided I would try to get a few photos before they turned completely yellow.
Well, the Amercian Goldfinches were a bit on the shy side and for the most part, stayed in a nearby Ponderosa Pine. I guess they didn't like me sitting on the bench next to my door, pointing a big black, Canon at them. But a nearby House Finch decided he would test the waters and landed in the tree.
After I snapped the photo below, the finch turned around and looked straight at me with one of those "What the..." looks. As I attempted to calm down from the laughter I was trying suppress, the bird took a couple of steps to his left and just as I was pressing the shutter for another of his portraits...
He took off...
Last time I saw him, he was high-tailing it to a nearby Ponderosa Pine, joining the rest of the cowardly birds there.
I bet he told them all about me and my Canon.
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