Golldfinch Fledglings(carduelis carduelis)
I was out on an early morning 'safari' with my very good friend Richard aka Doghouse when we were fortunate enough to spot quite a large flock of Goldfinch- some adult but mostly juveniles and must have been about twenty of them. Spotting them was easy (thro bino's) but the trick was, as always, getting close enough to them to get a halfway decent shot. No matter how carefully we moved they were always just that bit out of range. Eventually they decided to ignore us and settled on a large clump of thistles and were soon tucking into their breakfast; we were then able to move in.
They had settled on a really thick clump of thistle and I have quite deliberately made no attempt to clone any of the plant as it seemed to me to emphasise how much there was of it.
I hope you will enjoy and large if you have time.
As ever my most grateful thanks for all C/C's on the Willow Warbler.