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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 Lavril

Noushka Lavril

Passionate about Photography and Nature, mostly fauna and birds. 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 and I have Australia in mind for the future. 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: D7100, D5200 Lens: 300 mm, 500 mm, Macro 150 Sigma My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK NOR ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORK


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  • Noushka

    Many thanks Ken for your encouragement! ;-)

  • http://focusingonwildlife.com/ Ken Billington

    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!

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