Too find out more about that, see this post on the Round Robin blog, the blog for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I'm happy to help, and it's a two way street. I've shared a California Towhee and Rock Pigeon and soon I'll share a Starling once I review my pics to see if there are any quality ones and already I've tripled my views at Flickr... not the comments though, so I guess they're not striking enough. Oh well, it's a goal to shoot for.
But this post isn't totally about that. It's really for Bird Photography Weekly and this week I'm sharing a VERY common bird at our feeders, the Lesser Goldfinch.
With winter absent for us in California this year, the birds are almost in their breeding plumage! I saw one that was very bright yellow, but it was in the backyard and never came out front.
I was amazed at the individual feathers that you can see in this one below. Its face is blurred from the depth of field, but those olive-green feathers of this female sure came out.
This next one is a female that I captured last February back when there was hardly any light. I think it was a slightly gray day, but most of all our neighbors still had their giant storage bin out in the driveway... two and a half years after they said it would be only a couple weeks... harumphf.
I also took this one last February. I call it "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" although none of them are truly ugly. The bad is obviously the one in front with his bandit mask :)
These two were my favorites until I took the top photo yesterday. The one on the left was last March when I was taking pics of spring flowers with the neighbor's palm as a background, and the one on the right was taken in June in the backyard. I still find it hilarious :) I call it "Bad Hair Day".