Sunday, August 16, 2009

Goldfinch and Common Tansy

Just after I shot the picket fence photo's below I saw this brilliant Goldfinch perched amongst the Common Tansy

Usually I seem to have a difficult time with Goldfinches as they don't like me to get too close. Though a little leary this one was fairly cooperative.









Just behind me in the parking lot sat the cab of a tractor trailor truck, which I thought was rather odd considering New Castle is a very small town and it's a winding road to get here. Definitely not the place you would normally see something like that. But I had to snicker when I looked up into the cab . . .



Do you see the eyes? A bird watcher just like me.


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sharon, I always love your blog posts. That cat is too funny! I am dying for a better camera, maybe for christmas............

Kristine

hip chick said...

Hey I have a goldfinch in the sunflowers posts today...that is to funny. Your pictures are way better than mine though.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous Golds! Lovely post Sharon!

Laura said...

You've got all of nature cooperating for you, Sharon!

Snappy Finger said...

well, call me blind, but I don't see what you see in that cab. But then my eyes are older than yours.. :-)

Snappy Di

Carolynn said...

I'd say that goldfinch was very cooperative. Great shots. I do love a dog. Such immediacy and authenticity in their emotions. If they had sleeves, they'd be wearing their heart on them.

Bernie said...

Great pictures of the goldfinch and a good chuckle when I saw the cat...another great post....Hugs

Phyllis said...

The little Goldfinch has been one of my very favorite birds since I was a little girl and started bird watching. I just love them.

Your photography is just gorgeous!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

The bird matches the flowers! Great photos! I love them!

The Retired One said...

He matches quite well! Great shot...and loved the stalking cat in the truck too!

A New England Life said...

Thanks all! I'm loving the Goldfinches right now. They are one of the noisiest and most colorful birds out there right now : )

Nancy Medina said...

Look at all that sunshine - beautiful pictures, Sharon.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous Goldfinch and the backdrop is beautiful. I see the eyes, but I had to enlarge the photo. I guess I need new glasses. Have a great week.

Country Girl said...

Beautiful goldfinch photos, Sharon! I love them.

Eve said...

Love the goldfinch and tansy shots Sharon. I left the tansy up north...a bit invasive for a garden but nice in the middle of the yard to mow around.
I couldn't see the eyes...I must need new ones!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty bird - great photo. Did you every find out why the truck was there (and a cat inside) ?

Jayne said...

What a beautiful backdrop for the Goldfinch!

hulagirlatheart said...

I have the most beautiful batch of Gold Finches that eat from the feeders in our yard, and I can't snag a picture of ANY of them. They just won't cooperate. Lucky you!

Shelley said...

Great photo of that goldfinch -it's almost like he knew that he would look good in those yellow flowers!! :-) Lol at the truck photo! Meow!

dAwN said...

Nice pics of the goldfinch!
Is that at cat or dog? cant tell..guessing a cat.

Judy said...

I love goldfinches as well!! But I have never managed to get a shot, so I am really impressed that you did!!
I have managed to capture the redwing blackbirds as they gather for the migration, though!