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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012) Views: 2,925 
Goldfinch
 Goldfinch   by John Burns  (Sony SLT A55 Sigma 70-300mm lens)
Taken in my back garden.

Comment by honk2 on 3rd January 2012 at 00:31
Nice one John great shot of a Gold Finch, had a flock of about 30 in a tree at the bottom of my garden this morning.


Comment by Bren on 3rd January 2012 at 08:06
what a lovely bird !! nice one John


Comment by brian d on 3rd January 2012 at 09:04
nice pic. he's a messy eater.


Comment by john D on 3rd January 2012 at 11:31
Where do you live John Burns, I guess it's not Wigan.

Nice picture Sir


Comment by Dave Marsh on 3rd January 2012 at 13:27
The largest gathering of Gold Finches I have ever seen was in Wigan.


Comment by David Barker on 3rd January 2012 at 14:02
Great shot again John,do you use a tripod John, and do you crop them on camera or computer,which do you think is best ?.


Comment by Dave Thomas on 3rd January 2012 at 14:23
John D
Why would John Burns not live in Wigan
i live in Wigan and have these birds in my
garden regularly.


Comment by Linda on 3rd January 2012 at 16:30
We also live in Wigan and get lots of goldfinch. Our record of goldfinch on our feeder is 17 all at the same time. It was brill. Lovely pic John.


Comment by dirty harry on 3rd January 2012 at 21:02
the photo would be perfect if the background was clear


Comment by steve on 3rd January 2012 at 22:06
The collective noun for a group of Goldfinch is a charm of Goldfinch.Very apt for such a colourful bird.Good photo,John.


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