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Goldfinch
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Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

I´m not sure but it could be a goldfinch
Habitat
around our suburban house
Location
in our frontyard
Date taken
mid January 2021
Scientific name
Carduelis carduelis
Equipment used
Nikon D800-AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/160s - ƒ/6.3 - ISO 2800 -400mm
Such an uplifting image - I see BUDS!!

Your are absolutely correct - it is a Goldfinch. They love sunflower hearts and niger seed so you may attract more if you don’t already have feeders up.
 
Nice colors, hardy. Tfs.
We don't have goldfinches here except in autumn, spring and summer...
 
Thanks for your friendly comments!
My wife has hung a small net of crushed sunflower seeds in a lilac bush in our front yard and the goldfinchs get on it quite often. Often there are even two of them who drive away each other enviously.
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
hardy
Date added
View count
117
Comment count
5

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
Aperture
ƒ/6.3000001907367
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/160
ISO
2800
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DM3_7356.jpeg
File size
14.4 MB
Date taken
Thu, 14 January 2021 1:02 PM
Dimensions
4800px x 3200px

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