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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Goldfinch [Carduelis carduelis]

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.



37 comments:

  1. i love their rich red/burgandy face!

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  2. My goodness, what colors it has!!!

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  3. Hallo Bob,
    der Stieglitz hat sich gut placiert. Wieder
    tolle Fotos.
    Einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  4. Wow what a brilliant photo's of this beautiful bird. Helas not in my garden this winter.
    Have a wonderful evening Bob.

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    1. Yes, I haven't got any this year Marijke, it's the warm winter.

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  5. American Goldfinches are now beginning to acquire their gorgeous breeding plumage after their winter drabness, but even at their finest, they will not equal a European Goldfinch - truly a very handsome bird.

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  6. HI Bob One of my favorite garden birds. Marvellous shots.

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  7. Un bel cardellino...
    Ciao Bob

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  8. Fabulous shots of a very beautiful bird. Wish our Goldfinches looked like this!!

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  9. Hi Bob. It's beautiful this finch. It's so real it makes you want to pet him!!!
    Good Tuesdays
    a hug.

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  10. A very beautiful bird Bob!! Ilove how it sings!In our area we have many goldfinch birds! (Carderina,Καρδερίνα)!!
    Fantastic shots!!
    Dimi...

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  11. What incredibly vibrant colours. Miniature joy. Thank you.

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  12. Stunning little Finches, nicely caught Bob.

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  13. Hola Bob magnificas imagenes de esta bella ave.Un abrazo

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  14. Piękny kolor piór ma wokół dzioba, a i cały jest sliczny. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful color of feathers is around the beak, and even whole is pretty. Yours.

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    1. Beautiful of all of birds, thanks Giga.

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  15. The beautifully colored bird, beautiful pictures Bob.

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  16. Beautiful bird, could we switch some Goldfinches.. I would love to see one of yours here. Great shots, Bob!

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  17. WOW, my favorite finch!
    Such beautiful photos Bob and a great blue sky!
    Congratulations!
    Enjoy this great weather!

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  18. spledide Bob, really good sir , ciao

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  19. They are a beautiful bird. I love them in the autumn when they gather in large flocks.

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  20. Goldfinches such a lovely bird. quite different from ours though~

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    1. It certainly one of outstanding colouring bird Mary.

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  21. I really love that facial pattern. Awesome.

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  22. Muy bonita , Bob, luciendo su bello plumaje subido en la rama.

    Saludos.

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  23. Siempre me ha gustado el colorido de este pájaro, en mi tierra lo llaman "colorín", pero también su magnífico canto. Un abrazo,

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  24. These wonderful pictures of the putter.
    I hope someday to fotgraferen this

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