Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Goldfinches

It's that time of year.  The flowers are going to seed and the goldfinches are gorging themselves.  I did read somewhere that as seed eaters they hatch their eggs late in the summer so there are seeds to feed them.   I caught this pair on the purple cone flowers outside my bedroom window one afternoon.





















And the spider webs have been profuse of late.  This was an unusual web and spider outside Dan's shop door.  






8 comments:

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - love the goldfinches.

Spiders always make my toes curl a bit - but I just cant help looking!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

1st Man said...

Goldfinches? That's so cool! And those pictures are beautiful. Makes me realize I need to get a new camera, whatever you have is taking amazing pictures!

mick said...

Beautiful birds and a great series of photos.

Gary Phillips said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful series of Goldfinch images! We should be seeing them in a few weeks as they migrate through Florida to their wintering grounds.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series!

CabinGirl said...

Lovely photos! And I love how the garden spider picks up the color of the goldfinches - nice tie-in :-)

lisa hermanson said...

Love the goldfinch photos, I have seen them voraciously eating at the sunflowers, but no closeup pictures like these !

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