This is like a search and find series of photos.  But once you find the charm of goldfinches, you will have no trouble spotting them in the other photos.

For a few days we have had a large charm or flock of goldfinches swooping around the back fields.  The photos don’t do them justice and could be in the category of some of the worst photos I’ve taken.  But they move so quickly that even with the rapid fire button on my Canon camera many were blurry and I sent more photos to the trash than I saved.

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A large group of goldfinches is called a charm.  And they are certainly charming to see.

The sun was shining and their wings were picking up all the rays and sparkling as they flew around.

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The photos do look similar but I did try to get a series of different shots to share.

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They didn’t settle anywhere for very long, but would touch down in the field and quickly lift up again.

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The fields are more bare than usual this winter, so were they looking for food?

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The goldfinches haven’t been at the feeders for awhile.  I guess they are all off having fun with their friends.

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Have you spotted a charm of goldfinches?

 I’m sharing with Wild Bird WednesdayNature NotesI’d Rather B Birdin’ and Saturday’s Critters.


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  1. Eileen

    Hello, It is awesome seeing this charm of Goldfinches. Awesome sighting.
    I would be thrilled to watch them. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Oh WOW ! tons of them , soo pretty they look like snow birds . Lovely photos . It is mild here today +6 so far and our snow has disappeared again rain for tonight and Sunday . I think spring is trying to push it’s way through . It has been a weird winter . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !
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  3. Kea

    What an amazing sight! Living in the city as I do, this is not something I’ve ever seen. I confess I do envy those who live with more breathing space, so to speak, around them. I miss it, from my growing up days in rural Quebec. 🙂

    Anyway, you must have found my blog via Robin! Thanks for stopping by. I think the visit to the greenhouse might have to be cancelled — my aunt would be willing, but she has to drive home too. Besides, the City might cancel it, if it’s really bad. Hurry up, Spring! 🙂