Tag Archives: Goldfinch

Golden Finches

Goldfinches to be precise, photographed early last Friday morning. The light was beautiful and a small flock of goldfinches was teasel-hopping across Sheepcote Valley. Beautiful! I love days that start like this.

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinch flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinches feeding flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Goldfinches feeding flock at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Posted in Birds

Small Birds , Sunset

Did you spot the third subject in the title? I’ll start with it: a comma butterfly seen at lunchtime today. This one had settled quietly and although you can’t see the beautiful upper wing pattern the distinctive white squiggle (a comma) from which it gets its name is visible.

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Comma butterfly at Moulsecoomb, Brighton

The small birds come in two varieties. Both species were photographed at Sheepcote Valley on my way in to work.

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Flock of goldfinches at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

Skylarks larking at Sheepcote Valley

And now for the sunset, taken (you guessed) this evening. 😉 I can never resist them, and while this was a good’un I missed the key moment as the sun hovered on the horizon.

Sunset over Woodingdean

Sunset over Woodingdean

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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Just Some Garden Birds

These were all taken in the garden over the past few days…

Starling

Starling

Robin and blue tit

Robin and blue tit

Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon

Great tit

Great tit

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Goldfinches

Goldfinches

Blue tit

Blue tit

Blackbird (female)

Blackbird (female)

Buzzard

Buzzard

Cold but bright start to the day forecast for tomorrow. 🙂

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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