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Old Jul 9, 2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hi once again. I was out testing my new monopod, when I encountered this colourful bird. His happy song caught my attention. When I looked way up, I saw this little black dot flap his wings, then do a sort of dive/glide, then flap his wings again,etc..

He settled down on a tree opposite the park I found myself in. I moved in and eventually saw him at the very top of a very large pine.

I wished I had more then my 100-300mm Canon lens could give me for reach.

Anyhow, I think he is an American Goldfinch, but not 100% sure.


EDIT: lol...had pin instead of pine..doh!
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 10:46 AM   #2
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and here is another one that might help in the ID.
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 11:47 AM   #3
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i don't know if there is a difference, but it looks like the Eastern Goldfinches we have down here in New Jersey...

nice shots

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Old Jul 9, 2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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Yep, good shots under the circumstances of a male American Goldfinch! I've tried to get close to them for shots with my camera, but haven't been very successful yet.
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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Now that is a pretty bird. Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 1:57 PM   #6
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Ah good, I wasn't sure of his designation.

I spend a whole 30 minutes following this quick guy around the park, trying to get a good shot of him.He just wasn't very cooperative, unlike my overly friendly neighborhood pigeons, who seem to actually preen when they notice someone paying attention to them.


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