Finches Gone Wild

Yesterday on my walk I discovered where the finches go when they aren’t partying at my backyard feeder! There were dozens of beautiful finches enjoying the seeds from all the wild flowers that have been growing in a nearby wash.ย  They were challenging to capture because my camera wanted to focus on the surrounding flowers and plants. I must have deleted at least 100 photos.ย  But I got a few sweet photos to share ๐Ÿ˜Š

IMG_1891 (2)“I woke up this morning,
Smiled at the rising sun,
Three little birds,
Sat on my doorstep,
Singing sweet songs” ~ Bob MarleyIMG_1900 (2)“Feed the birds in winter; in return, they will feed your soul with the look of gratitude!” ~ Mehmet Murat IldanIMG_1935“I caught a glimpse of happiness, and saw it was a bird on a branch, fixing to take wing.” ~ Richard PeckIMG_1825“If you want to see birds, you must have birds in your heart.” ~ John BurroughsIMG_1923“May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living” ~ e. e. cummings

 

 

 

 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice says:

    Wow, I love those! We used to have finches at our bird feeder several years ago. Amazing how they would start showing up when we put out the feeder in the spring after it being down all winter long!

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    1. Yeah, I was surprised to see all of them, but they come into my yard, so there must be more. Now I know where!

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  2. Naomi says:

    These are wonderful! I like the quotes, too.

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  3. lolaWi says:

    amazing captures, Lisa! love the quotes, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I think quotes are so fun to add, and make you think ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Beautiful – are they goldfinches??

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    1. Thank you! I think so. I just tried to look it up and it looks like the yellow finch is also called the American goldfinch. Now I know ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Beautiful photos, they seem to know exactly where to sit

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    1. Thank you Alice. I’m not sure why I’ve never noticed this before but clearly it’s a great field for them to feed in!

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  6. These are gorgeous shots, love the wonderful details, Lisa! And quotes!! If you don’t mind me saying, you’ve captured Lesser Goldfinches and not American. I am envious, I’ve yet to capture a Lesser!

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    1. Thank you Donna! No I don’t mind at all! The more photos I take, the more I’m trying to learn exactly what it is I’m photographing. I really appreciate the feedback! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. That’s how I started 10 years ago. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And I still continue to learn because I love and enjoy it. ๐Ÿ˜Š Have the best time with your photography!

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      2. Thank you so much!

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  7. Naomi says:

    These photos are great. I especially like the first one.

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