Yobs dancing on the fountain

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Yobs dancing on the fountain

  • After lots of patience waiting, almost in vane, I finally managed to get some decent pics of the juvenile goldfinch bathing on our pond fountain.

    The set up was my DSLR on a tripod, with the Sigma 150-600, I was able to operate the camera remotely from the kitchen, using the camera Wi-Fi connected to my mobile phone.

    Do I or don't I go and have a splash?

    There are some more of the juvenile goldfinch on the fountain in my June Album

  • Lovely photos and to see the young Goldfinch enjoying the pond fountain area;  they certainly need to cool off this heatwave !    

  • HAZY

    Lovely photos and to see the young Goldfinch enjoying the pond fountain area;  they certainly need to cool off this heatwave !    

    I was more than fascinated watching the goldfinch.

    Incidentally, we have two juvenile goldfinches (see included garden cam image) that take it in turns to bathe on the fountain, along with a male blackbird and possibly a thrush, but I've yet to get clear pics of those.

  • Cracking shots Mike love the water too.

  • Alan

    Cracking shots Mike love the water too.

    Thank you Alan, they weren't without some heartache but perseverance paid off in the end.

    I'll miss my pond, and garden, if ever we have to move because of my mobility.

  • I do like your "yobs" Mike!!  I haven't seen any goldies using the pond or bowls for bathing here so it is great to see the youngsters having a bath, such a colourful bird.

  • gaynorsl

    I do like your "yobs" Mike!!  I haven't seen any goldies using the pond or bowls for bathing here so it is great to see the youngsters having a bath, such a colourful bird.

    I've never seen behaviour like that before, I feel lucky to have witnessed it, one of the many marvels of nature making the best of things in its environment.