Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The early morning hours are magic time for goldfinches. Flocks rush to the dew-speckled flowers and plants to enjoy breakfast. This goldfinch is enjoying some mountain spinach, or orach. I enjoy it too - tastes just like spinach. It's bolted in the picture, which makes for a bitter-tasting leaf.
While a telephoto lens is a must-have, the birds don't have an enormous flight distance. Patience, not one of my strong suits (hence why I don't do a lot of animal nature photography), is a better gift than an expensive lens.
What a beautiful little bird!