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.

Color Pattern
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


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


landscape, bird, black, yellow, nature, songbird, goldfinch


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Love these little ones~ Gorgeous capture!!

  • Thank you so very much. I love them too.

    – KatsEye

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Thank you so very much. Did not realize when capturing this fine bird that he was eating. hehe I just love nature.

    – KatsEye

  • Tiffany Rach
    Tiffany Rachover 4 years ago

    Great capture. I saw the seed right away. Your pictures are so clear. Great job mom!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much my friend. Really nice to hear from you. I miss our talks.

    – KatsEye

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago
    Gosh Kathy this is so detailed you can see the seed , my favorite.
  • Thank you so very much Malcolm. I love hearing from you. I can not wait until the flowers come. I am so loving my new lens from this past x-mas. How are you doing?

    – KatsEye

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    yes i miss our chats too, hehe life gets in the way dont it, cannot wait to hear of you becoming a grandma, its fabulous,dawnx

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Great catch Kathy, that lens of yours is awesome!

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    Great work, well captured

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Oh, she/he is beautiful! It makes my heart sing as well!

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