Gold Finch on a Sunflower by Bill Spengler

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Here is a Gold Finch feeding on Sunflower seeds in my backyard flower garden (Warren, Michigan USA). He had gotten very used to me and let me slowly approach to get this mid-afternoon shot.


backyard, bill spengler, bird, gold finch, nikon, spinus tristis, sunflower

Photography has been a creative outlet for me since high school and I have been concentrating on nature and environmental work the last few years but, I enjoy all types.

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  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, very colorful – looks like the bird is posing just for you among her treats.

  • Thanks!

    – Bill Spengler

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!! ;-)))

  • Well thank you very much, sorry I haven’t responded sooner!

    – Bill Spengler

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you! Thank you!

    – Bill Spengler

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    May 2, 2010

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture, beautiful bird :)

  • Thank you so much! It amazes me, what I can get in my tiny backyard.

    – Bill Spengler

  • Susan E. King
    Susan E. Kingalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you very much Susan.

    – Bill Spengler

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your WONDERFUL image has placed in the TOP TEN of Midwestern United States Photography’s “Beautiful Birds and Butterflies” Challenge!!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/11/19
    Perfect capture Bill!

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! This amazing picture is featured in BUGS AND ANIMALS ON FLOWERS IN MACRO FAVE:>) Thank you for sharing it with the group.

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryover 1 year ago

    Soooooo cute! Excellent shot – super sharp focus – showing excellent details…. love it!~

  • Thank you very much Rose.

    – Bill Spengler

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