WINTER GOLDFINCHES IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT SNOW – Marilyn Armstrong

WINTERING WITH THE GOLDFINCHES

Snow was supposedly on the way, but our forecasts have more like guesswork than science lately. I no longer trust them. But I do trust our birds. They always know when snow is coming. The day before, they had barely bothered to show up at the feeders. Today, there was a flock of Goldfinches and at least one of every bird we normally see.

Two little Goldfinches sitting on a feeder …

Two (of many) Goldfinches on their feeder

Today, again, we also had lots of birds. Whenever they did something interesting, I had my camera pointed in the other direction. Talk about Murphy’s Law!

Goldfinches all over the big feeder, too.

Close up!

This is a classic. Point your camera left and all the action is to the right. Take a picture and half a second later, they are airborne and I missed it again. Moreover, the best shots will always be exactly when my battery goes flat.

 



Categories: birds, climate, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Squirrel

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8 replies

  1. So do the birds show up the day before a storm? That would be a good way to tell what’s coming.
    Leslie

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  2. That’s what keeps bird photography so interesting though, there is always a next time to really get the shot you want!

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    • I swear they have it in for me. Or my camera. Or both of us. They won’t fly away if I’m watching them by myself, but the minute I pick up the camera, I’m doomed. And I don’t have another camera that will do the same job, though I may try my smaller all-in-one Panny with the 700 mm lens. It’s also slightly faster, though the lens isn’t nearly as good.

      And no matter what anyone says, you can’t shoot birds with a mobile phone.

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