Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gold Fever

I just realized this is my one hundredth post...yoiks!

I didn't think I would make it this long, let alone have anyone actually look at these pics of mine. Especially with a name like "Birds from behind!" Thanks for visiting! I looked at the map on the side and, wow, look at all the places people popped in from, France, Italy, Columbia. Norway and Peru most recently. Not to mention my friends in the U.S. and the U.K. that visit every day, some of you I actually know, and I apologize for that by the way.

Butt now back to the blog at hand...I got the feva for more Goldfinches...

This is one of those common birds that you see quite often. Butt, somehow, I can't seem to get a good shot of one. They're on our feeders everyday, butt I don't like feeder shots. When I see them in the field, they always seem so far away.

We were at Ottawa (of course) with the Doodles family, Mother Betty Doodles, Sister Debbie Doodles and Herb (a Doodles-in-law). We were visiting the gorgeous wildflower garden behind (where else!) the visitors center. There was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a number of butterflies, most notably Monarchs, a future post for sure. And there they were, a number of American Goldfinches attacking the sunflowers and not worried in the least about our presence.

So as the sun was going down, I think I got a few acceptable photos, woo-hoo!

You know, I tried eating ice cream upside down like this, but besides the Doodles getting upset about the carpet stains,
I got ice cream up my nose.
Here's a female American Goldfinch pondering the sunflower seeds and wondering about the fat content and calories contained within. "Maybe I'll go back to the thistle feeder..."

I'll bet you didn't know Goldfinches were good dancers!
Boogie down my man!
" Peek-a-boo! I see you trying to sneak a butt shot!"