American Goldfinches (4 photos)

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  1. HikinMike

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    I made a few minor changes to my backyard pond. Some of the birds couldn't figure out how to come to the water. In the process of trying to hide the plastic, I used large rocks to line it. As I looked at the pond it looked more like a rock quarry than a pond, so I took out a section of rock and replaced it with some sod....weeds really. Seems to work better now. Within seconds of me sitting down inside the blind, I had my first visitor, an American Goldfinch. I've been noticing that the Goldfinches really like the pond. I see an occasional Sparrow or Junco at the pond so I hope the improvements will help with my 'species pond count'.

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    Wow! Those are great shots!.:thumbup:.. You did a really good job. 2 and 4 are my favorites :)
     
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    What type of lens did you use for these?
     
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    Canon 5D, 300mm f/4L IS and a 1.4x II.
     
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    That is a sharper lens than my 300mm F2.8 with converter. Is the stick leading them down to the water or nearby?.....Can't wait till spring....Mike
     
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    Actually that stick is not even by the water. It's part of a log situated about 3 feet away. I have a feeder station with two hanging feeders, one old tree that has 'suet' inside and one old stump with black-oil sunflower seeds.
     
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    Spot on shots!!!
     
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    No.2 and the last one are perfect, loved them
     

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