Goldfinches at Sheepcote

It's been a miserable day… grey and wet. All I've managed are a few photos of some damp snails, so instead I've been trawling back through some recent photos and came across these from about 3 weeks ago. More goldfinches, this time in a reasonably large flock.
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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 40D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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  1. Flying Red Fox Blog September 30, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    Very cool, so many of them! :yes: The weather has been a bit dull with today being the best for a while, hopefully we get better weather in October.

  2. gdare September 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    I don`t think I`ve seen so many of them in my entire life :eyes:

  3. raniakasim October 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    actually i haven't seen the goldfinch before ,i always though that is a very small bird :eyes: :ko:

  4. SittingFox October 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    Pretty again! Maybe this will be a good winter for them. I really need to start looking for my local finches :right:

  5. Words October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Mark, we could do with some decent weather, that's for sure. Yesterday was utterly hopeless. Today looks ok, but nothing special.

  6. Words October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Adele, we've had far fewer greenfinches this year now I think of it. They used to dominate the garden, but I suspect the lousy summer hasn't helped.

  7. Words October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Darko, that's probably the most I've seen in one place. 🙂

  8. Words October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Rania, they are quite small, but not as small as the goldcrest which is really tiny.

  9. Words October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Erwin thanks!

  10. raniakasim October 2, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Originally posted by Words:


    so cute

  11. Words October 4, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Thanks Rania! The goldcrest is absolutely tiny and that was the only time I've ever seen one.

  12. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Thats a lovely flock lovely to see this :up: