Dec 302012
 


Carduelis carduelis – Passeriformes – Fringillidae.

This is the bird that started my passion for birding when I was a kid! I have hand raised a number of Goldfinches but one in particular was very special. He would go to his cage only to sleep and nibble seeds, otherwise he was always with one of us!

A la rencontre des Chardonnerets

Toute ma passion pour les oiseaux a commencé avec eux. J’ai eu l’occasion d’en élever à la main, tombés de l’immense glycine qui ornait la façade de la maison de ma grand-mère. L’un d’eux nous était particulièrement attaché.

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Le chant d’un chardonneret en “captivité” est bien plus mélodieux que celui des oiseaux sauvages. Ilss ne viennent jamais à la mangeoire, j’ai fait un affût rien que pour eux devant cette vieille tige de Bardane dont ils semblaient raffoler!

The Goldfinch song is much more melodious from a ‘captive’ bird then from a wild one. As they do not come to the feeders, I went in hide where I knew they come to eat the seeds from a dried burdock twig.

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

On n’est pas surpris qu’il puisse aller chercher des petites graines tout au fond des fleurs séchées, avec ce bec si particulièrement affilé:

With such a sharp beak, no wonder it can search deep into the flower to extract the tiny seeds:

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON Camera: D7200, D750 Lens: 300 mm, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm, Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK NOR ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORK except Twitter

Share this post with your friends





Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
Supertrooper

Noushka, congratulations on this collection of images – the color, soft
contrast and sharpness of this collection would be difficult to beat!
Great depth of field with soft, out-of-focus background – I could go on
and on!

wpDiscuz

Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should hunting with hounds be banned? – [7182 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of bears and wolves be banned? – [3181 Views]
  3. POLL: Should the slaughter of badgers in the UK be finally stopped? – [2937 Views]
  4. POLL: Should trophy hunting in Kyrgystan be banned? – [1706 Views]
  5. POLL: Should SeaWorld be closed down? – [1520 Views]
  6. POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for continuing to slaughter whales? – [1107 Views]
  7. POLL: Should Yellowstone’s Iconic Grizzly Bears be Stripped of Federal Protection? – [1005 Views]
  8. POLL: Should roadside zoos be closed down? – [976 Views]
  9. Karma? Another Trophy Hunter Has Been Killed by an Elephant [859 Views]
  10. POLL: Should we prevent our cats from killing birds? – [811 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. Gray Squirrels versus Red Squirrels – The Facts [8056 Views]
  2. POLL: Should hunting with hounds be banned? – [7182 Views]
  3. POLL: Should foxes be culled to protect domestic pets? [3799 Views]
  4. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of bears and wolves be banned? – [3181 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the slaughter of badgers in the UK be finally stopped? – [2937 Views]
  6. POLL: Should the cruel sport of bullfighting be banned? [2873 Views]
  7. POLL: Should Canada ban the hunting of seals? [2667 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the Tories be allowed to bring back fox hunting? [2578 Views]
  9. POLL: Should wild elephants be sold to Chinese zoos? [2322 Views]
  10. POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for slaughtering Minke whales? [2289 Views]