Nature Through My Lens




Here’s an American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) getting photobombed by a like bird.

Makes a Good Perch Anyway


Not quite grasping the reason for this water feature, the cement birds make a good perch, as this juvenile American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) will attest!



An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) sitting on the long stem of a Crocosmia that is just about to flower!



A pair of American Goldfinch males, Spinus tristis, on the Niger Feeder. The whole yard was in shadow with the sun going down except for a beam of light, highlighting these two birds! It was quite amazing!



An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) stands on the edge of the bird bath, all puffed up against the cold



A dominant American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male perched on a branch. I say dominant becuase he spends half his day chasing away other Goldies from the feeders in our yard!

Against the Cold


This male American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) perched in the bushes all puffed up against the cold and rain.

Shh, I’m Hiding


An American Goldfinch, hiding in our Lilac bush.

That Shy Look


An American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) male.

The Gold of Spring


During Spring the American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) turns into a beautiful yellow colour. This bird hints at his new colours to come.



An American Goldfinch and a couple of his buddies were enjoying the seeds of the Rubecia flowers in our garden!

Bad Hair Day


A cute little female American Goldfinch, appears to be having a bit of a bad hair day!

Chasing Dad


Here’s Dad Goldfinch being hounded by two of his fledglings.  They just won’t leave him alone!  Wherever he went they were right behind

In the Knick of Time


This one almost got away from me.  He should have been on the other side of the frame, but I’ll take the shot!


A pair of male Goldfinches acting like book ends, keep an eye on a single female.  Not going to be single long, I don't think!

A pair of male Goldfinches acting like book ends, keep an eye on a single female. Not going to be single long, I don’t think!

More Goldfinches

The Gold family stopped by yesterday afternoon. These little birds are so pretty that I have a hard time not shooting them when they arrive. My Goldfinch collection is getting quite large!

American Goldfinch

This pair of Goldfinches have made our feeder a regular stop on their forage for food. There is also another male in the immediate area and they chase each other around if they run into each other. Mrs. calmly waits while the boys sort things out!


Here’s another shot of the Goldfinches. They were here for a short time the other day, but I haven’t seen them in awhile. Must have been just passing through! Heading for warmer climes no doubt!


These two almost gold Goldfinches made their first visit to the feeder this year. I haven’t seen them around for awhile. It’s nice to see them back.