Male Goldfinch

I spent some time with the backyard birds again this weekend.  I'm always adjusting feeders, food, props, etc. to either attract new birds, or get birds in the best possible light.

I am super thankful I have a ton of Goldfinches at the feeders this year.  For whatever reason, I've not had them in the past.

ISO 1600, 420mm, F/6.3 @ 1/1600th

This is one of the male goldfinches.  I may literally have a dozen or more of them at my feeders and/or logs at any given time.  They are always pretty active, so chances are they will end up in a good light spot.  This was taken in early morning, golden light.

Image made with my Sony A77 II and Tamron 150-600mm Lens.  Combo supported by my Sirui tripod and PH-20 Gimbal Head.