Gold Finches in the Snow

28th November 2010

It started with a small thistle seed feeder in the garden and a pair of very shy gold finches, occasionally visiting the feeder. Then there were seven regularly and now there are twelve daily stuffing their faces. They frequent the two thistle seed feeders and the three sunflower heart feeders we now have in our garden. Surprisingly, they seem to prefer the sun flower hearts over the thistle seeds. Maybe I should write to Colins to get them to update their bird guide.

Beside our kitchen window is a tree with two sunflower heart feeders. The tree provides shelter to the visiting gold finches, chaffinches, blue tits, coal tits, great tits and green finches. At certain times of the day, the tree is heaving with birds while at other times there is no bird to be seen. These shots were taken from our kitchen window on a snowy Sunday morning.

The main image is now my most successful image on flickr: Gold Finch in Flight. OK, not in terms of number of views as one of the Notre Dame School fire images tops this league by far, but certainly in terms of comments and awards.


  • Marc
    Apr 26th, 2020 - 10:29 am - REPLY

    Hi Mick, Many thanks for your feedback. Appreciated. I will send you an e-mail regarding rights to use my photos.

  • Michael Finch
    Apr 25th, 2020 - 2:56 pm - REPLY

    Hi Marc, I love your work !. theirs many photos that caught my eye as I tried to find the source of the Gold Finch above, you clearly have talent well done :). So I’m wondering if you could tell me if you sell the rights to use your photos or can I just use them it’s not clear if your selling them or just promoting yourself ? . Thank’s . Mick

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