Category Archives: Birds

Male, American Gold Finch, picking seeds from a Cone Plant

Male Gold Finch picking seeds from a Cone Plant_edited-1_wm

This handsome little fella was very busy a few mornings ago. He was moving from plant to plant and I was lucky to catch him before he moved again.  Actually, it seems a bit early for Finches to be feeding on Cone Plants.  We generally don’t see them until the fall.  But, this plant got his attention.

Dan O. De Ment

A heads up on, “Finches.”

I noticed earlier today, both male and female Finches are beginning to feed on Cone Plant seeds. “They love the Seeds.”   So, if you live in the Midwest, and love to shoot Finches, get your camera ready.  They really are a great subject and usually spend time on the plants. They are very cautious, however, so the best way to capture them is to be sitting somewhat near the plants  –  not to close –  so they’ll get use to your presence and start feeding.  I’ve got a 75-300 zoom that works well in these situations. I also have a Point and Shoot that takes excellent images.  Whatever you’ve got that works well for you will do the job.

Dan O.De Ment