Finch - Hand Fed - Coos Bay, Oregon

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Pine Siskin (finch), greatly in need of sustenance after flying a long distance in their migration south. This was taken December 28, 2008. This year, 2012, they are much earlier (early to mid November). Are we in for a cold, long Winter? (The collective noun for a flock of finches = a charm of finches)

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trikermike on November 17, 2012

Upon a trawl through images past,

looking for nothing particular

I happened upon your hand again

in a friendly feeding gesture.

(It is no wonder they return each year to get the food and loving company!)

trikermike on November 17, 2012

have been viewing your gallery from the coemorants to here, amazed and astounded by the scenes you show, but must break here for tea and crumpets - after all the body needs feeding as much as the soul!!

catcha after!

Suzi in Oregon on November 18, 2012

They come and they go, but there is always food for all, dear Mike, and appreciation for their visits. The recent migrating flock (collective noun = charm of finches) headed South three days ago, leaving behind one of the flock, not yet strong enough for the next part of their southward journey though recovering nicely. Today a new flock arrived from the North. They remember where they fed in recent past journeys, and revisit those places. So glad they do. They bring much joy with them (O:

Suzi in Oregon on November 18, 2012

Well, aren't you a trooper, dear Mike - you honor me. Thank you for taking the time to view my extensive and ever growing Pano gallery, part of a much larger body of work. I recommend lots of breaks for tea, crumpets, bikkies, and scones (my personal fav (O:

trikermike on November 18, 2012

MMMmmmmmm, you make 'em, I'll eat 'em!

Suzi in Oregon on November 21, 2012

Okay, are you on your way - we'll feed us, the birds, then go to Charleston and introduce the Bettys to each other (O:

trikermike on November 21, 2012


Suzi in Oregon on November 21, 2012

The Betty Kay and Betty Ku - the Bettys (O:

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Suzi in Oregon
Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 27, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Taken on 2008/12/28 13:09:31
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 10.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash