Friday, August 8, 2014

GOLDFINCH FLAPPER



This goldfinch was fighting for his right to stay on the feeder - another goldfinch was challenging him but he was just a blur in the photo so I cut him out (on the right side).  I liked how the wing was up and he was holding on to the feeder post with all his might.  (I was surprised at how grey his open wing was - no color on it at all.)


Now that we have 2 feeders, we have plenty for everyone with 10 posts.  We have A LOT of females but only 2 males.  

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a fabulous point of view, Rhonda!! You caught this finch in a unique pose for sure.

RH Carpenter said...

Sherry, it's interesting to see them huffing up and standing their ground at the feeders. Last year, we had more males but the females will do this, too. Funny, they stay all day at one feeder but the males eat at the other, or sit on a branch and wait their turn. Everyone seems to be getting along better now that food is plentiful :)