Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Party at our place

For the goldfinches, that is. My husband and I took these photos late this afternoon when the goldfinches were flocking at the feeder. It had been raining on and off all day and my husband had just filled the feeder sock.

Everyone was all a-twitter.


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A few came around.


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And they had a field day.


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There was a little fighting, as that one bird you see at the top was so aggressive. I wonder who put him in charge?

To bring more birds around, my husband filled the feeder to the top.

And there was suddenly a line to get on board.


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Looking at this picture, I decided to point out a few details.

Details like where the bluebird house is located, among other things.


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Please try to contain yourselves. We’re just party animals around here. Except for the B&W, who appears to be napping.


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Lots of things to do this week. We’re taking another one of our famous road trips, this time to visit friends along the Gulf Coast. We’ve decided to leave before Easter rather than the day after, so I’m now in frantic mode at all that has to get done before we leave. Egads!

Off to make a list . . .
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43 comments:

Laura~peach~ said...

if you ever come near augusta let me know I would love to see you :)

These Nine Acres said...

Love the squirrel proofing ;) We had a finch party here yesterday...Brian pointed it out to me but I was too lazy to grab the camera. :)

Snappy Di said...

That's quite the party you have going on there. The cardinals and chickadees are the heavy partiers at our feeder.

Enjoy your list making and your trip to the coast! Sounds like a plan.

Di

Donna S. said...

Awesome sight!! Oh, have fun on your trip. We will be leaving FL Thurs & stopping in Atlanta to spend a couple of days with 2 yr old grandson. Yea!! Easter egg hunt. :)

spindrift,me said...

Those goldfinches are just full of yellow hormones. How bright they are. The one In Charge wants all the girls to himself, I bet. Have a great, safe trip, Kate. xo

Anonymous said...

I tried to hang one of those mesh feeders for the finches but the stinkin' squirrels destroyed it.

Have a great trip. Does George get to go? My Sheltie loves road trips. He sits in our suitcases as we pack. :)

Debbie from Illinois

Anonymous said...

were the birds twittering as in pulling out their iphones and tweeting how great this bird seed is or twittering as in chirp chirp :) you never know these days!

I can't believe all those gorgeous birds! Glad you are heading to the Gulf. Alabama or FLA? Most likely FLA but I had to ask.

Safe travels!!!!

JaneK said...

oops.... published that last comment before I wrote my name....

Oliag said...

I love that cute line up:) Even though I recently returned from a vacation I am ready for another:) The trip to the Gulf sounds great!

missing moments said...

Kate, this is too funny. I was going to post something almost so similar to this. The finches were gong crazy on the feeders this morning. We must have had a dozen of them fighting for position. What's in the air today??? Some mornings they don't show up until the afternoon. I think they are cheating on me and visiting over at the neighbors!!!!
Have a great trip. We head out in a few days for gulf coast in Florida for 2 weeks. Nice to be there, but will miss all the trees which are just coming into their blooms. *sigh* (PS. please excuse any poor sentence structure ... on the train back from NYC after wonderful meal with my son who just finished the Boston Marathon!) Love NYC but it is late and 2 glasses of wine do NOT make me a better typist on my iPad.
Reena

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Toss in a few lobster buoys and it looks like everything is as it should be.

Beautiful birds!

Andi said...

Saw my first Gold finch this morning. I was wondering where are are, and now I know! ;) The purple ones have been around for weeks. Have a fun and safe trip! Look forward to you update when you get home.

texwisgirl said...

those goldfinches are just happy and full of seed and spirit! :) thanks for pointing out the details. made me laugh!

mrs mediocrity said...

That was quite the party! I haven't seen them here yet, but we have had a bluebird stop by a few times.
I love that you said egads!

Deb said...

they are beautiful birds....mine look so dull compared to yours...

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh they are so beautiful! I love to just sit and watch them! I agree that was quite a party!

Caroline said...

WOWOWOW! Such incredible shots. And these birds are so sweet looking (except for that stinker getting greedy!).

sharon said...

Oh my word! I Love your pictures!! I love how the birds are all congregating together. awesome!

CountryGirl said...

Kate, As always, I love your pictures. I love birds and the finches are just beautiful. I need to get me a couple of these feeders. I have not seen them before. The birds seem to love them. Have a wonderful trip and be safe and will be waiting to see some more great pictures.

Friendship,
Janice

wayne15575 said...

The Goldfinch is our state bird here in Washington.

I've never seen that many all at one time...wow. What is in that sock? And were do I find one?

Have a wonderful road trip and take lots of pictures for us.

Karen said...

ooh I love the gulf coast!!.. the white sand, the emerald water!!.. take us along with your camera, won't you?

Mental P Mama said...

That's a bachelor party! Where're the girls????! Safe travels! Glad you are getting away sooner;)

Dyche Designs said...

The finches have been going crazy around here too. Fun pics.

Kerri said...

Woo Hoo - another road trip! I'm sure you will have FUN FUN FUN!
Love your little goldies!!

beth said...

i love a bird buffet line and how impatient they become often showing no manners at all.....kind of like me when i get really hungry :)

Daryl said...

Love the party atmosphere ... George is just not a party animal, at least when the squirrels arent invited.

Lists! Packing! Travel! Fun!

Hilary said...

I never see more than about three of these beauties at at time. You're doing something right. Maybe it's Mr. Monochrome.

WPgirl said...

The photos of the finches are beautiful. The trip sounds fun. Have a safe trip. Take lots of pictures.

Sarah said...

Your pictures are beautiful!! Hope you enjoy your road trip - sounds like fun!

Sarah from The House That Ag Built

Gone Country said...

Wow! Look at all the goldfinches! How awesome! The few that we had seem to have moved on *sad face*.

Gotta love George! Nothing fazes him, huh?!

Good luck getting ready for your trip & have fun!

The Weaver of Grass said...

They are so different from goldfinches here in the Uk - when the only gold is a little bit on the face along with a patch of red.

Have a lovely Easter

The Japanese Redneck said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures.

Have fun on your trip.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! We get tons of Finches here as well they are so pretty ! Have a good one !

Amy said...

Whenever I visit your blog and see the gorgeous bird photos you post I think, I need to do more for the birds around here and get a bird book so I will know their names in English and Norwegian!!! We have tons of little birds and I know there is a woodpecker around here, I have heard him so many times knocking!!!
Have a wonderful Easter my friend, a drive along the coast sounds delightful!!! Will your B&W friend be joining you??

Andrew Etchen said...

nice photos, we don't have these goldfinch birds up here in canada, at least not in Toronto. Please feel free to check out my new Blog and please follow me as well so that we can exchange feedback :)

Deb said...

the one thing I miss about my house is the hundreds of finches that visited every spring....:(

A Scattering said...

A finch Festival!

Gale Wall said...

I was enjoying my visit from them this morning. I had the wrong lens on at the time so I didn't get close-ups. Lovely new header photo.

Lili said...

This post made me smile...err laugh actually. Love the subtitles and your humor Kate. xo ~Lili

Egghead said...

I love the finches and try to attract them each year. That last photo makes me laugh (broom handle).

Mary said...

Wow, I've never seen so many at one time! Beautiful!!! Have fun on your trip! :).
xoxo

Jill of All Trades said...

Absolutely one of my favorite birds and these pictures are so sweet. Safe trip.

Maria said...

That's not Photoshopped? Good grief! That's a crazy amount of black and yellow birdage.