Shot this on one of my bird feeders,1/500 sec.@ 5.6 manual settings.
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wilma - Apr 12, 2013 09:37 AM EDT
last year in pgh. i put out my feeders for the beautiful ( yellow birds) in no time they came from everywhere. This year April 2013 i havent seen one. Why !!!!!!!
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where the yellow finch goes in winter
Jimmy Thomas - May 25, 2012 09:30 AM EDT
Most yellow finches do not migrate! They change color- to a gray- brown and stay the winter here in WI
When to begin feeding the yellow finch
Scott - Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM EDT
Last year was the first year I began feeding Finches, I took down the feeder late fall. I live in northern Ohio, when should I put my feeder back up for the spring?
RJ - Nov 15, 2011 05:41 PM EDT
Does the yellow finch stay in the Indianan / Chicago area during the winters? I feed them all summer and have many but I have not seen any in weeks now. Please let me know.
Dee - Apr 12, 2009 05:35 PM EDT
Last yr (late fall) we had about 5 male and female yellow finches and were thrilled to see them in Arkansas! This year we have already had about 20 pairs (just in the past 3 days). Are they strictly a migratory bird for this part of the country(Arkansas) as we don't see them often and they don't seem to stay long. We are hoping they stay longer this year as we love the beautiful color and their actions. I remember as a child seeing them, but never in my adult years. It seems they have come in with the cardinals and purple finches this year.They are definitely a bird that brings a smile to our face.
azkul - Feb 15, 2009 06:35 PM EDT
I agree with the others. The yellow color is very nice.
TimKlenk - Jan 10, 2009 10:47 PM EDT
What was your ISO? The composition is excellent, but there's a granular texture which leads me to believe that the ISO was very high unless resolution was lost in a conversion. Coloration is stunning.
johnnymo - Jun 03, 2008 06:49 PM EDT
I was Taking my daughter out test driving and we saw one of the yellow finch birds here in Parsippany, NJ. what a pretty yellow color it has with the black stripe going across the wing. Im didn't think these type of birds would be around here. hope we see more in the future. I think i'm going to put a feeder in my backyard.
JeanneMello - May 31, 2008 11:19 PM EDT
Absolutely breathtaking. I have a question I HOPE someone can answer. We have six hummingbird feeders and have about 40 hummers in our front/back yards at any given time. However, in the past two weeks, we have noticed two male finches drinking from the feeders! We've fed them seed before but I've never seen anything like this before in my life. Finches drinking Hummingbird sugar water?? Has anyone else ever seen this happen and, if so, would anyone have an explanation for it? I'm just astounded. They are SO extraordinarily beautiful. A bit more info. -- we live in Calif. on the Central Coast. Thanks to anyone who can solve this puzzle for me.
alandrapal - May 30, 2008 03:08 AM EDT
Ellen Saxton from Iowa was asking if the goldfinches change feather colour in the winter and look like sparrows. I used to think they left each winter too, then realized that they change colours and it's easy to confuse them with sparrows at that time. Then when spring comes, the male goldfinches get their bright yellow feathers for the mating time, and the females are a dull greenish/yellow colour.
alandrapal - May 30, 2008 03:05 AM EDT
Sharon from Saint Peters MO was asking about a small yellow bird with only a black stripe on its head, about 3 inches long. Am wondering if maybe this might be a warbler? We get Wilson's Warblers in our area, and they look a bit like the goldfinches, but smaller and without the black & white on their wings, but they do have a black mark on their crowns.
anne - Apr 01, 2008 02:18 PM EDT
A stunningly beautiful Goldfinch! Its black and white wing feathers really set off its magnificent shining beauty!! What gifts we are surrounded by!
Guest - Sep 09, 2007 05:41 PM EDT
This is my first year for yellow finches. How long will they stay in Michigan before going to a warmer climatr
Guest - Sep 05, 2007 01:02 PM EDT
Been feeding birds for years. This is the first time I have Goldfinches. What a delight to see such a lovely bird in my own backyard.
Guest - Sep 04, 2007 10:34 AM EDT
I saw a yellow finch on Labor Day, sitting on a thistle, just like the one in your photograph. Beautiful bird. Nice photograph.
Guest - Sep 03, 2007 07:14 PM EDT
A beautiful pair of yellow finches have been visiting my purple coneflowers this whole summer. I have not seen them here in years. I have let the purple coneflowers 'over take' an area of my garden, just so they keep coming back for ample seed. Today was the first I heard their wonderful song. At first I didn't know what the 'racket' was about, but think that since I had my sprinkler on the area with the coneflowers, they were singing with delight as I watched them 'play' in the water, (at least that's what I want to believe) Their song lasted for a good 15 minutes! What a beautiful bird.
Guest - Aug 30, 2007 09:45 AM EDT
do the yellow finch go south in the winter or just change feather colors to look like a smal sparrow
Guest - Aug 27, 2007 10:59 PM EDT
I live on a chain of lakes bordering Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and we have had lots of hummingbirds all summer long and several finches as well.We have a few Pine trees in our yard next to the lake and the birds love it!! I have a bird feeder outside on my porch and put sunflower seeds in it. The finches love it. I noticed the yellow finches last month or so. They were very small.
Guest - Aug 27, 2007 10:25 PM EDT
I have an extensive garden of purple coneflowers. I did not get around to dead heading the flowers, and I am so glad I did not! I arrived home around 6PM today, and discovered a dozen yellow finches eating the seeds from the purple coneflowers. So, this year I see yellow finches, but only 1 hummingbird. We've had extremely hot, humid, and hazy DC weather. We had no rain all summer until a week ago.
Guest - Aug 17, 2007 08:05 AM EDT
I planted sunflower plants and noticed alot of yellow birds. I checked out the web and noticed that they were yellow finches.
Is it normal to have about 50 yellow finches in one area and where do they go for the winter
Guest - Aug 09, 2007 06:56 PM EDT
We also have noticed an abundance of yellow finches this year. Uncommon up to this year.
Guest - Aug 03, 2007 08:11 PM EDT
This morning while looking outside I saw two very small birds. I would guess they were only about three inches long,infact I thought they were dandelions until I saw them move. They were all yellow accept for a small black streak on their crown. Can anyone tell me if they were indeed a yellow finch?
Guest - Jul 31, 2007 10:29 PM EDT
We have an abundance of yellow finches at our cottage this year. I have seen groups of more than ten forage for seeds around our property. They are so beautiful and wonderful to watch.
Guest - Jul 31, 2007 10:50 AM EDT
I have a pair of yellow finches living around who love to pluck all of the petals off my merrygolds..Why do they do this? I too love watching them except....for my poor flowers.
Guest - Jul 18, 2007 07:12 PM EDT
I saw two of these this afternoon in my flower garden! I've lived here for years and have only noticed cardinals, blue jays and robins. What a treat!
Guest - Jul 17, 2007 07:50 PM EDT
I just saw 3 yellow finches for the first time in my yard. I moved here from Los Angeles and I thought they were escaped canaries...lol. I was thrilled to watch them.
Guest - Jul 11, 2007 12:01 PM EDT
I just saw a yellow finch for the first time, brilliant yellow coloring, eating the seeds from my gallardia. And to think, I was about to dead-head the gallardia for more blooms! I would have missed out on this wonderful experience. Too quickly we want to dead-head the "ugly" seed heads off of our flowers for more blooms, and we forget that this can be important food for our feathered friends! Never again!
Guest - Jun 28, 2007 09:25 PM EDT
I just saw a beautiful yellow bird with his mate feeding on cosmos on my lanai.
Guest - Jun 18, 2007 10:04 PM EDT
Am just getting into feeding birds anfter I have seen yellow finches in our yard. They are so beautiful and I watch them every day. There are some non-yellow birds feeding also and I'm wondering if they are also in the finch family. Will be doing some research on that
Guest - May 17, 2007 09:01 AM EDT
i love the yellow finch
Guest - May 17, 2007 09:00 AM EDT
why do the yellow finch change color in the fall
Guest - Apr 28, 2007 11:31 PM EDT
Thank you. It is lovely. I saw just on in my bach yard at a feeder. I live on Church hill.
Guest - Apr 21, 2007 03:21 PM EDT
Yellow finch eat the thistle in my window-bird feeder, standing upright, not upside down. Purple finch come also. Both give me great pleasure. I enjoyed your photos.
Guest - Oct 14, 2006 08:35 PM EDT
Beautiful bird..Thanks for good picture [img]http://smilies.vidahost.com/kao/otn/pangel1.gif[/img]
Guest - Sep 26, 2006 10:06 PM EDT
your picture is beautiful. the yellow finch is mom's favorite. she ask me today if she should stop feeding her yellow finch because winter is coming and perhaps they wouldn't fly south if she continues.
Guest - Aug 28, 2006 09:31 PM EDT
great shot...they love my sunflowers,i've seen as many as 6-8 at once.quite a sight.
Guest - Aug 20, 2006 01:10 PM EDT
Beautiful picture, clarity is magnificant. Are these birds lured by any patricular flowers?
Guest - Aug 11, 2006 12:25 PM EDT
This lovely photo helped me identify the beautiful finches that feed on my coneflower and black eyed susans. Thanks for such a great shot!
Guest - Aug 04, 2006 12:51 PM EDT
I have lived in MD all my 37 years and have never seen this beautiful finch til last summer. Someone starting growing sunflowers and we have 1 (only 1!)
who comes when the sunflowers bloom. It's absolutely beautiful!
Guest - Aug 02, 2006 10:54 AM EDT
that is one fine healthy bird! its feathers are so well preened!
Guest - Jul 12, 2006 01:15 PM EDT
Recently moved to this country home & the yellow birds were here! We put out a sac feeder 18"from window, and several come in early a.m. and at dusk to eat thistle seed. Males are bright yellow,females greenish yellow.Luv'em!
Guest - Jul 11, 2006 01:40 AM EDT
I posted a shot of a yellow finch today on my local bb, asking if anyone could identify it. Someone pointed me to this page, and it is indeed the same bird. Thankyou for your wonderful shot, and for helping me get this bird identified. We seem to have a nesting pair who have taken an interest in our sunflowers!
Guest - Jul 08, 2006 03:04 PM EDT
this is the first year for my feeder can't seem to get anything done ,,have to sit and watch then ,,your picture is beautiful
Guest - Jul 06, 2006 07:49 PM EDT
Have you seen the bird feeders that only the finches can eat from. They have to turn upside down to get the seed. I found mine at Lowe's. They are really neat.
Guest - Jun 29, 2006 06:37 PM EDT
Saw one at my window for the first time.
Guest - Jun 13, 2006 01:03 AM EDT
Did a web search to see what kind of bird paused on my 5th floor balcony today and found it on your page. Really cute bird and have never seen one before.
Guest - Jun 01, 2006 08:54 AM EDT
Thank you for such a beautiful picture. I used your site to identify 4 of these birds feeding from seeds on my Clumping Birch Trees just outside my window. I had never seen them here before. YOUR PHOTO IS STUNNING and was very useful!
Guest - May 31, 2006 02:40 PM EDT
Saw one in the back yard less than an hour ago and somehow found my way here searching the web. Your decreased depth of field at f/5.6 really accentuates your subject. Great shot Lloyd!
BTW, hummingbirds have been hitting the purple Veronica in back. Amazing little creatures.
Guest - May 30, 2006 07:04 PM EDT
Absolutely gorgeous photo!! I just saw one yesterday at a Memorial Day picnic...so beautiful!
Guest - May 11, 2006 09:58 AM EDT
we have these birds feeding everyday, i keep thisle seed socks and at times will have seven or eight on each feeder. they are a beautiful bird. they also like to nest in hanging baskets.
Guest - Aug 11, 2005 04:55 PM EDT
This bright yellow finch is a male the female is dishwater yellow.
Guest - Jul 29, 2005 01:31 PM EDT
Have several coming to feeder which I can see from my kitchen window. Also have Hummingbird feeder in same location. There have been several hummingbirds, too.
Guest - Jul 23, 2005 10:52 AM EDT
Spotted a yellow finch yesterday near the Verrazano Bridge.
Guest - Jul 15, 2005 07:43 AM EDT
Your photo of the yellow finch is outstanding. We have had yellow finches in our yard for the past few years. Our greatest delight yet is one of the birds has befriended us and sits on our windows watching us all day long, which ever room we happen to be in she will fly to that window to watch us. I purchased a yellow finch feeder and am curious to see the results.
Guest - Jul 04, 2005 10:52 PM EDT
Beautiful picture. Saw a lot of these Yellow Finches while visiting a relative in Arkansas. Now have a feeder in my backyard and hoping to see more of them. Any chance of seeing them on Long Island?
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 11:35 PM EDT
I was looking on the internet for pictures of the yellow finch. I'm not sure if your picture is it. The birds here are very small, bright yellow with really dark black wings. Do you think that that is what they are? Thanks
Guest - May 31, 2005 08:09 PM EDT
First time I have seen them here but apparently here before. Beautiful bird
Guest - May 20, 2005 06:46 PM EDT
OH! The American Gold finch is also the Washington state, state bird!
Guest - May 20, 2005 06:42 PM EDT
Nice shot Lloyd.
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Guest - May 20, 2005 02:07 PM EDT
very clear shot for a digital camera,they are beautiful birds. Finches in my area just starting to show up again,also have a lot of house finches. Thanks for sharing
Guest - May 12, 2005 04:05 AM EDT
lois, these finch's are commom here in Maryland,they are yellow in the spring & summer then turn brown in the winter, They love to eat thisle seed.
Guest - May 10, 2005 06:56 PM EDT
trying to find out more about this beautiful creature. saw it first while visiting branson, mo. it seems they eat different food than other wild birds. got info?
Guest - May 10, 2005 04:26 PM EDT
Saw this bird yesterday on my bird feeder. Was looking it up on the net and found this site.
Guest - May 09, 2005 10:37 AM EDT
This is a beautiful yellow finch. Is it male or female? Anybody know how to tell with birds?
Guest - Apr 09, 2005 10:02 PM EDT
I liked this one so much I went and looked at your TLF gallery. You don't have a lot of photos uploaded as yet, but each one you do have uploaded is outstanding.
Guest - Apr 09, 2005 04:27 PM EDT
love the bright yellow!
Guest - Aug 09, 2004 09:12 PM EDT
gorgeous colour of the goldfinch, Lloyd, excellent pics.
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