Photo Information
Baby goldfinch starting to acquire its colours

Shot with DA*300mm
16/06/2009 - 15:25aminstar
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/750
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 16/06/2009 - 16:46
Very good shot Amin

That's the first time I have seen a young Goldfinch
Well taken



Link Posted 16/06/2009 - 17:05
Thanks Paul.
Do you know besides the colours how I know its a baby goldfinch? because they are so tame they allow me to get really close. But as they start becoming more and more matured they get more aware of people and are quicker to react.
This one was already mid way to maturity, because I remember one I took was on the feeder with other matured goldfinches, when I approached all of the other ones flew off and this baby remained there and literally allowed me to get within meters. It had no yellow colours nor the black ones, but now this one has started having some, and it didnt actually allow me to get much closer, after this shot I attempted to get closer to the same disgtance I had done before and off it flew
Smart bird, quick learner
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Link Posted 16/06/2009 - 18:27
Hello Amin, another nice photo. The latest Goldfinch I found was a toy one from RSPB Bempton. Good to know what they look like>

Enjoy life


Link Posted 16/06/2009 - 21:11
Lovely shot Amin.

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