European Gold Finch

This bird is not native to North America. I think it's an
escapee.It was flying with some Chickadees.
Thanks for commenting

Posted by S Roter on Wed, 03/27/19 23:04
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Thu, 03/28/19 12:31

I like the contrast between the finch and the background, the clarity of detailing and the rather stern look (thinking rather as a human than a bird) that you captured in the finch's features.

I wonder what happens to a bird such as this European Gold Finch when it comes to breeding... just doesn't happen and that's all she wrote?


Comments by Jeff Dye on Thu, 03/28/19 17:37

An outstanding bird photograph. If it could speak to you it might tell you to "get that thing outta
my face."


Comments by S Roter on Thu, 03/28/19 21:09

Thanks Jan, I have wondered the same thing. I have noticed quite a
few different colors and patterns on some Mallard ducks. I'm thinking
maybe they mated with different species to achieve their differences.
Perhaps this one will find a suitable Chickadee for a mate.

Thanks Jeff, thanks for commenting.


Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Fri, 03/29/19 10:06

That is a beautiful bird. The markings stand out. Still I would have prefer more sharpness/details but since it's a rare find in your area I am giving you high marks.;-)