Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Please Don't Play With Me!!

I get lot's of beautiful goldfinches in my backyard.
The food level in the goldfinch feeder keeps dropping,
but I haven't been seeing them.

They have been "elusive"!!

Yesterday, I needed a break from "work".
I took out the camera, opened the window and
aimed at my favorite bird tree...
there he was!! 

Being shy...

Giving me the cold shoulder...

Pretending he did not see me, hanging out the window...

Starting to become interested...

Saving the best for last, there he is, finally cooperating, 
and looking extremely handsome!! 

39 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    Lucky you got to capture him. Nic shots.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  2. Don't you love the yellow ones. We have oodles of finches....going broke buying their food:)

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  3. wow, it looks like he could've bit you on the nose! Aren't they fun to watch!

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  4. Great shots, Debbie! We had goldfinches over the winter, but their plumage wasn't nearly as bright then. Love this one!

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  5. So sweet and such a vibrant colour. Great shots! When I hang out the window to get a bird pic, they immediately fly away and I can hear them laughing at me.

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  6. lucky you to keep them in summer!

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  7. The Goldfinches are in their prime!
    Yanks VS Tigers...round one goes to the pinstripers. Dang!

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  8. Wonderful pictures Debbie! You are so lucky to have such well trained birds. They are so cooperative for you :)

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  9. He is very pretty and I am amazed you got this shot because ours are so shy.

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  10. Beautiful photographs, fantastic birdie. I am greeting

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  11. They're spectacular!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Lovely strong colours! A great WBW post!

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  13. he is adorable ! I love his color too !

    Aligaga

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  14. They sure are beautiful birds! Great shots even when he was being uncooperative. My grandfather always called them "wild canaries."

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  15. Hi Debbie...Lovely elusive Goldfinch photo's, I think he was giving you the "cold gold shoulder though" ; }
    Grace

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  16. Such beautiful birds - and your pictures are great! I saw one today in my driveway, but he flew away before I could grab the camera.

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  17. Beautiful little birds Debbie...

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  18. Beautiful bird and great photos.

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  19. Mine seem to be elusive this year as well.
    These shots are lovely! I love how all the colors come together.
    Great captions too!

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  20. Debbie, the Goldies are such pretty birds. I love the male Goldfinch in the summer months. he is so bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  21. Their bright color just perks up the whole day.

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  22. Okay now that I have lured a bluebird in, maybe I need a bit of yellow? They are beautiful...I have never seen one here. Bonnie

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  23. You are the bird whisperer Debbie. Great photos.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  24. Hi Debbie too cute great shots! Enjoy your week. I have some new shots over @
    http://tickleberrymoon.blogspot.com/

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  25. Great shots and that is one bird I get in my back yard too! sandie

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  26. I love goldfinches! Glad you got these really great captures!!

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  27. He's a Q T alright. Kudos on your patience to get those great shots.

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  28. He's so handsome! I love goldfinches...glad you were successful getting this guy to pose for you!

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  29. They really are a splendid looking bird. I would love to see some (or one would be enough!)

    Nice pictures.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  30. Cierpliwość została wynagrodzona, są piękne zdjęcia ptaka. Pozdrawiam.
    Patience was rewarded, they are beautiful pictures of the bird. Yours.

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  31. He is indeed looking very handsome!
    He looks so proud. Love that!

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  32. Fantastic photos, and a lovely finch.

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  33. One of my favs. They eat me out of house and home. Great photos!

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