Monday, 18 May 2009


I was delighted to see this baby greenfinch being fed ,if I am right by his dad.Caught a funny angle in the shot below

Am I right in thinking this is a baby goldie because of the lack of red on its face?

and a nice pic amongst the bushes of mum and baby

14 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Tis indeed dad Greenfinch! Nice photo. The goldfinch is an adult though, it's red face is just wet, and hidden. :-)

Mac said...

Great photos again! Love the baby greenfinch, what a cutie! I've noticed my goldfinches do vary a bit in the brightness of their plumage, I think it looks duller when wet too.

swatson said...

Thanks for your comments and back to the drawing board with the goldies.,maybe one day eh!!!

denzil said...

excellent photos sheila, the young greenfinch has a look of orville wot r shame, love the goldfinch in your stream.

denis

swatson said...

thats who I was trying to think of denis.orville youre so right
Sheila

karen said...

Wow! what a beautiful set of pics sheila! LOVE the baby greenfinch and the sparrow! Cant wait to get my new camera, so i can get pics like that! karen x

Jayne said...

Great shots again my friend and lucky you being there just at the time of feeding and bathing hey!!
Jayne

Steve said...

Great pictures again, Sheila.

I agree with Mac about goldfinches, I've had some that look brand new they are so bright.

Lynmiranda said...

Lovely set of pictures Sheila:-) I love the pictures of the Greenfinch feeding its young. The Goldfinch is an Adult. The juveniles not only lack the red face but the black marking around the head as well. The only thing that a young Goldfinch has that that gives you an indication that it is a Goldfinch is the markings on the wings.

swatson said...

thanks once again for sharing my pics.I feel so blessed with not only my garden(the hard work from a derelict site kept me sane and was my therapy when I lost my son so is very special to me)but my delightful visitors.What has made it more special is sharing it with all you lovely people.Thank you
Sheila

Geordie Magpie said...

Fantastic pics Shelia, "I WANT A STREAM !!! "

Ken Browne. said...

What a great blog and pictures Sheila.The animals came in 2 by 2 comes to mind.

karen said...

Sheila, im so sorry to hear about your son, my heart goes out to you. Im sure he will be looking down on your beautiful garden, with all its wildlife, and be very proud of you.xxx

swatson said...

Thanks ken,yes your'e right about the ark comment lol
Karen thanks for your kindness,10yrs on and thankfully the loss,although still as deep,is not as painful.He will always be remembered not only in my garden but my house is also called "PAULSVIEW" in his memory.A true saying something good comes out of something bad.
Sheila