Goldfinch ~ Carduelis carduelis

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A highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. Increasingly they are visiting birdtables and feeders. In winter many UK goldfinches migrate as far south as Spain. From :

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Comments (18)

Andrew Aldred on April 7, 2013

beautiful colors .. nice capture LIKE !!! ..

Kind regards, Drew :)

Kenny Wharton on April 7, 2013

Hi Nick

This is a beauty, you should consider joining my group British Birds



✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on April 7, 2013

Beautifully photographed.


Best regards ✿ ܓ ✿ ܓ Gyöngyi

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

© KennyW If you were to invite me Kenny then I'd be honoured to join your group British Birds Thanks for the compliment ~ All the best ~ nick

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

© KennyW If you were to invite me Kenny then I'd be honoured to join your group British Birds Thanks for the compliment ~ All the best ~ nick

drewster69er, ~ Hiya mate ~ Saw you riding the waves with Steve recently :~) Thanks for your compliments and like ~ All the best to you down under ~ nick

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 10 ~ Hello Gy and thank you too for your kind compliments and like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

starMAN on April 8, 2013

I guess some of those birds are sold in Brazil like pets.

stacy metcalf on April 8, 2013

a nice series - these colourful fellas, Nick. This one would be my favourite.

:) ♫ ♪ ♫

regards & rewards from Kelowna,Canada

Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

starMAN, ~ I sincerely hope that none of these beautiful birds are captured and caged ~ how cruel and unthoughtful some people are ~ This of course is not aimed at you Man but at those that do.

stacy metcalf, A very good morning to you Stacy and you have chosen well ~ Thank you ~ All the very best to you in Kelowna ~ nick

Derek Geer on April 9, 2013

Wonderful photo and stunning colours. Regards Derek

Nick Weall on April 9, 2013

Derek Geer ~ Hi again Derek and many more thanks for your kind comments ~ I was pleased with this one too ~~ ~ All the best ~ nick

Lady Harley on April 10, 2013

Fantastic shot, nice colour and detail * Nick *

* Like 8 *

Friendly greetings ~ Judy :)

Nick Weall on April 10, 2013

Lady Harley, ~ Hi Judy and thanks a lot for your great comments and like ~ All the very best to you ~ nick

scml on April 12, 2013

Very pretty little bug ... I see you have strayed from the architectural theme and are now into bird watching ;) ... you do realise you are taking your life into your hands getting this close to such predators ... Take care little Grasshopper ... and hugs from little Racoon who is pleased to hear that it is now a warm 5 degrees over there ... my girls will be pleased ;)

Nick Weall on April 12, 2013

scml Not so much travelling involved at present attempting to take shots of birdies little Racoon and also the weather has been terrible for months. I'll try not to get pecked to death :~))) Hopefully by the time your girls hit London the temperatures will be in double figures ~ I'm sure they will bring the sun with them anyway ~ Hugs ~ GH

BritPlom on April 16, 2013

Superb bird! I never saw one in my area.

L + F

Greetings, François

Nick Weall on April 16, 2013

BritPlom, ~ Yes they are very beautiful to watch in action _ François_ ~ I hope that you get the chance to see one sometime ~ Thanks for the YSL ~ All the best ~ nick

JIVA on May 13, 2013

Very nice shot.Like.

Nick Weall on May 13, 2013

JIVA, ~ Thank you very much :~)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/06 11:31:15
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash