Sunday, April 27, 2008

GOLDFINCH


Back to the birds! Not a chaffinch on my hand this week, but a goldfinch.

This little male goldfinch I rescued from a very naughty cat. He had got a paw to him, swatted him bringing the bird to the ground. I just ran at he cat(as you do) to scare him off. Again I had to pick this little bird up as gently as I could and coax him round. Eventually he had a bite to it and posed for this photo, before flying off with no lasting damage. You can see why I had to stop working at the bank, to be a photographer. To keep a watch on my clumsy garden birds.


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38 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

Great shot you have....

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juliana rw said...

wow..lovely shot.

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mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

jacqui said...

Another in the never ending bird collection. Brilliant image and what a girl to save it.

i beati said...

I never see them here in Florida but miss them terribly- the yellow too

laxeylass said...

I hear the island is full of goldfinches now. In may day you were lucky if you saw one in year. Sweet photo.

Tanya said...

What a great story! I'm so happy you saved that sweet little bird!

nonizamboni said...

You dear saver of clumsy birds and menace to crafty cats. What a great shot of this little guy too.
Thanks--you made my day.

Katney said...

Another bird by a name I know but looking very different from ours. Interesting.

Faizal said...

what a cute bird .. babooshka.

Indrani said...

Oh! You are so lucky the goldfinch sat still. Good one for this week.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a beautiful and very lucky bird. Very kind of you to help him. Thanks for visiting my other blog.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh that is so cute

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a beautiful picture ! and happy to read that you could rescue the little thing ! I am always very angry when my cats catch a bird, fortunately it happens very seldom, nature is nature (sigh*)

Misty Dawn said...

That is an awesome photo of a gorgeous bird! He might be clumsy, but he sure is pretty!

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Aww cute. Birds are getting rare in the garden even though it's like a bit of a jungle (in a good way, of course!)
Ciao

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Lake Lady said...

That's the 3rd rescue story I've read in 5 minutes. You Camera Critter folks are awesome! Great shot and great story, Babooshka!

Kitty said...

what a close call for this little guy! I'm glad you saved him.
Hooray!

vero said...

Very nice photo, this bird is really sweet

smilnsigh said...

Precious photo. And precious story to go with it.

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine
Smilnsigh

Jim said...

Thats a great picture and story. I cats are always chasing the birds.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Very beautiful a picture of your bird

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Nice of him to pose for you - nice capture.

John said...

Great catch and a great story!

Rhea said...

I love how you rescued this little guy and got a good photo of him. I'd quit a bank job for yours anyday! Great post!

Thanks for commenting on my camera critter lion today!

Vader's Mom said...

What a beautiful goldfinch! I'm learning about all kinds of amazingly gorgeous birds this week.

Anita said...

What a darling bird... and a fabulous shot!

Thanks for stopping by Prairie Visions!!

Tammy said...

What a pretty bird!

Dianne said...

great rescue work! I'm sure the birds appreciate you :)
that is a stunning shot.
and thank you for visiting me.
I love your name!! I'll have to poke around to learn more about you.

Sunshine4Life said...

what a wonderful close-up of the bird. Glad you were able to sve him from being a meal to a cat. hehehe

Sheen said...

Shifting from one profession to another & do what you really love to do is inspirational. :)

That is such a lovely bird.
Great thing you were able to rescue him from that cat. :p

Thank you for visiting my page.
See you again! :)

Olivier said...

il est tout mignon, on a envie de le prot├ęger. belle photo

it is cute, we want to protect. beautiful photo

Marcos Santos said...

Birds always give good pictures.
Very good!

Dragonstar said...

What a lovely photo. I'm still amazed at the number of goldfinches we get on our feeders - in a town garden!

Arie said...

that's very lovely bird ..the color of the bird is very lovely :)

Bibi said...

Wow, a seagull! We had a small bat fly into our apartment once. We're on the 7th floor, and I guess he was flying high and was attracted to something. Kind of scary, since I was afraid he'd find a hiding place somewhere and lurk.... Poor seagull. He must have been really scared, which is why he probably left you such a large gift....

mirage2g said...

Wow! so Cute!

Ashrunner said...

Definitely different from the Goldfinches I'm used to, but just as beautiful. I'm waiting for the return of Lesser and American Goldfinches to return to my feeders.

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