Saturday, November 13, 2010

Camera Critters #136

I was all set to post this last week for my Camera Critter, but a sudden onset of computer problems prevented it from happening.  So, it’s a week late, but still good  8v)

Lesser Goldfinch are a common bird here in the summer months.  Recently, the bird has become a year-round visitor to feeders throughout central Oregon.

On Halloween, I was surprised to see one at one of the seed socks in the backyard.  I was surprised not because he was there, though in previous years the bird normally leaves by this time, but by how he looked.

This bird still had its summer breeding plumage, although not as brightly colored as the bird looked during the breeding season.


By the way, the brown streaked bird is a Pine Siskin and the one on the back side of the sock is another Lesser Goldfinch.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over.  Go to the homepage here to see more.  Then join the fun and add your own.


Misty Dawn said...

Cool capture! They are both very pretty birds.

Denise said...

Lovely picture. I have never seen a Lesser Goldfinch before.

Heather T. said...

I love my birdies who visit. Never used one of the mesh feeders, I've wondered how well they work. Looks like the finch's are enjoying them :)

-VT Girl

jen said...

We have a sock as well and get lots of finches. I have never seen a Pine Siskin - really gorgeous plumage on that bird! :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Excellent!!!! I so love this photo. Nature, isn't it wonderful.

Texas Zoo in Victoria is my Camera Critters this week!! I hope to see that you can visit with me also.

Martha in PA said...

Very cool! Love the seed socks... I might have to look for them!


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shots, they look different than our goldfinches around here, but they love the thistle seed also.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are so cute and so worth the wait. Great shot.