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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Sarah O on April 25, 2013

OH, he's so pretty Nick :) what lovely color and what great work with that camera. Love it!

kind wishes, from QofC, hugs too, ~~Sarah~~

Nick Weall on April 25, 2013

Sarah O, I think Goldfinches are my favourite of the finches and one day I hope to get an even better capture of one or even better a pair. We now have two visiting us at the home feeding stations too and whilst I've seen a pair there tucking into the sunflower hearts ~ I haven't managed to get a camera on them yet! How is your ankle now by the way? Hugs ~ nick

gezginruh on April 29, 2013

So wonderful!!!

LK 13

Warmly. GGR

Nick Weall on April 29, 2013

gezginruh ~ Hello dear GGR and thank you very much for your wonderful comment and like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

tu.andy on May 25, 2013

Beautiful colours and photo. YS 2 + L 14. Best wishes. andy

Nick Weall on May 25, 2013 Hello Andy and thanks for your kind compliments and YSL ~ Best wishes ~ nick

starMAN on May 27, 2013

I guess Goldfinches are domesticated in Brazil. Yours looks better, free in nature.

Best wishes, MAN

Nick Weall on May 27, 2013

starMAN I think that all animals and birds should be free to be other is not natural ~ so yes this Goldfinch can enjoy its freedom ~ all the best ~ nick

szaza on June 4, 2013

beautiful bird photo, greetings szaza

Nick Weall on June 4, 2013

szaza ~ Hello and thank you ~ Friendly greetings ~ nick

Красивое фото щегла!


Nick Weall on April 12

*Людмила Гончарова * ~ Thank you Ludmila

Steve. D on April 13

Hello Nick what a lovely shot of this Goldfinch and flying into my fav's with a YS-L

best wishes .. steve

Nick Weall on April 13

Steve. D ~ Hi again Steve ~ many thanks for your compliments and YSL ~ Have a good week ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 12:09:13
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash