My golden finch

by Chris Donovan
(Plymouth, Indiana.)

Every afternoon a golden finch comes an sits for a while om my cheap plastic lantern type bird feeder bought for just $3.00 at the store. I fill the lantern every day with oiled black sunflower seeds and also sunflower seeds that have already been removed from their pods.


The golden finch sits for about 10 minutes and eats as the lantern hangs about 8 feet from the ground attached to a branch on a tree. I have tried twice now to catch him on camera ( attached to my cell phone) however I can't get a clear enough picture through the glass and whenever I try to get the door open , the finch hears the noise and flys away.

If I was to stand out there all day with a proper camera all day , well maybe then I could get a good picture however he doesn't turn up at the same time every day and personally I don't have that much time to waste.

One day I will get the pic I need a post it here for all to see.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Goldfinches.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Looks like a robin but totally grey

    Jul 24, 17 07:26 PM

    Has landed twice last week in the lilac tree just outside my office. It was no more than three feet from me. Body size, beak and tail very similar to a

    Read More

  2. Baby Found in the street

    Jul 23, 17 12:42 PM

    Baby bird with a very big beak and long toes. Barred pattern on wings and the joint of the mouth is yellow. My friend found it in the street and if we

    Read More

  3. What kind of hawk might this be

    Jul 23, 17 12:41 PM

    It most definitely had the body and beak shape of a hawk. The feathers were brown and white and the beak and legs were a bright yellow. The yellow covered

    Read More