They are such beautiful birds. Their song makes my heart sing. What joy it is to beable to capture such beauty. Taken in our apple tree in the front yard in Kiel, WI. Cropped downed and converted to jpeg and sizing.
Size & Shape
A small finch with a short, conical bill and a small, head, long wings, and short, notched tail.
Adult males in spring and early summer are bright yellow with black forehead, black wings with white markings, and white patches both above and beneath the tail. Adult females are duller yellow beneath, olive above. Winter birds are drab, unstreaked brown, with blackish wings and two pale wingbars.
These are active and acrobatic little finches that cling to weeds and seed socks, and sometimes mill about in large numbers at feeders or on the ground beneath them. Goldfinches fly with a bouncy, undulating pattern and often call in flight, drawing attention to themselves.
The goldfinch’s main natural habitats are weedy fields and floodplains, where plants such as thistles and asters are common. They’re also found in cultivated areas, roadsides, orchards, and backyards. American Goldfinches can be found at feeders any time of year, but most abundantly during winter
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Shooting Date/Time 3/22/2010 06:54:04
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/160Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) F5.6
Metering Modes Partial metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 300.0 mm
Image size 3888 × 2592
Image Quality RAW
White Balance Auto
AF mode AI focus AF
Picture Style Standard