Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/10/14

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Lesser Goldfinch
From: wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:01:49 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

Going on the theory that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, I've 
been spending more time watching the bird feeders in my yard.  One species 
I'd had limited success with is the Lesser Goldfinch, a fairly common bird 
in my area.  Goldfinches like thistle seed and favor hanging feeders so I 
found my old plastic tube feeder, filled it with thistle seed and hung it 
near my blind.

I have only a vague idea how old the tube feeder is but in the time I've had 
it I've had the good fortune to lose two of the four dowels that serve as 
perches.  Being the cheapskate I am I found a couple of twigs to replace the 
dowels; this is a good thing because the twigs are long enough that 
depending on where the birds stand I can crop the feeder out and the photo 
looks like it was made in the wild.

The female Lesser Goldfinch:

the male Lesser Goldfinch:

all photos: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, tripod & blind.  All comments 

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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