Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pic of the Day

America Goldfinch, Spinus tristis:  Horse Cove near Gurley, Alabama
     The American Goldfinches here in North Alabama are just reaching full breeding plumage and are absolutely beautiful.  I shot this image last year, but I had at least seventy-five at my feeders today along with a hundred or so Pine Siskins.  I believe most of my winter finches have left and the ones at my feeders now are summer residents.  They will disperse as soon as breeding begins.  The Pine Siskins should be moving north very soon, but today my yard was alive with birds.  I’m am really enjoying spring, hope you are also.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/320 second @ f/7.1

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