The Goldfinch

One of the first things I wanted to do when I moved to Wales was to establish a bird feeding station in the paddock to see and photograph the various species that visit.

Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

I started putting out Sunflower hearts and Nyger seeds along with Peanuts and Fat balls. By far the favorite with all the birds turned out to be the sunflower hearts.

There is now  a constant flow of visitors everything from Blue Tits,Great Tits,Nuthatch,Coal Tit,Siskin,Robin and Goldfinch. The greater number being by far the Goldfinch.

Here are a few of the images i have taken so far.



Goldfinch- Carduelis carduelis on a tree branch  in the rain

Goldfinch- Carduelis carduelis taking off from bramble stem


Goldfinch,Carduelis carduelis in flight


Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis




New beginnings

Welcome to my new blog. Something I have been meaning to do for a while now but never  got around to it. There never seems to be  enough hours in the day.

In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be able to  move to a cottage in  North Wales, situated in the Snowdonia National Park and surrounded by beautiful  mountains and woodlands.

Working now full time as a photographer I hope to share some of my highs and lows along with some of the images I take along the way.