Flying Flower

Is that a flying yellow day lily?

Nah, not a flying flower but a flying male American Goldfinch! He’s looking right at us!
I love him.
He’s so bright and cheery with a pleasant song, always happy and chipper.

These next few pictures were made possible by a tripod and a camera on sports setting with rapid fire!

Ooooh, my favorite shot! Look at that wing span and the shape of the tail feather!
On this frame Mr. Goldfinch was coming in for a landing…..

Nice and steady! You did it! I love studying his form and how the individual feathers are positioned just so to allow him balance.

What a nice profile he offered us. After this shot, he began to munch on thistle seeds that I supplied in the bird feeder.

You will always find a nice meal at my house, Mr. Goldfinch!


  1. beauty!

    once my kid goes out on his own, i’m moving somewhere out in the country, or at least closer to nature than this apartment offers

  2. Hi Chris, Mr. Goldfinch does look a little like one of your pretty day lilies. Great action photos – I’ll have to make a note of that camera setting! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wow! He is a handsome boy πŸ™‚ I really like that 2nd photo too … what an amazing shot to get his wing span like that. So beautiful. Yellow is my absolute colour in nature … it would be so boring without it!

  4. Laughingwolf: That sound like a good plan you have! You would have a lot more opportunities to experience wildlife closer to the country.

    April: Thanks! I was so much fun playing with the camera! Even though I was taking the pics with a remote, the birds freaked out a little when the camera made noises, so I had to wait a long time for the finches to trust the camera.

    Ben: He is the cutest, isn’t he! πŸ™‚

    Drowsey: I agree, yellow is such a happy color! It brightens everything up πŸ™‚

    Shelley: Thank you! I love them!

    Joan: I am so luck to see them everyday, even in the winter time! Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely photos! Goldfinches Winter in my yard. Although they lose that bright yellow color at that point, we still love to have them. πŸ™‚

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