American Goldfinches, in their bright colors, bubbly songs and whiny little calls, seem so civilized and perhaps even cheerful. They’re exclusively seed-eaters. But I confess to knowing little about the private lives of goldfinches. I have never seen them fight.
Suddenly two male American Goldfinches erupted into the air Thursday at Springbrook Prairie. I turned the camera on them to get this sequence of tumbles and one actual attack.
It didn’t last very long and I don’t think anybody got hurt, but the intruder gave up his challenge to the victor’s territory.
Thanks. I was a bit surprised I got the pictures because I was quite far away from the action, but maybe all that time spent trying to capture the crows flying is starting to pay off.
You certainly were in the right place at the right time..great photography…
Thanks, Syl. You are as sunny as the beautiful photos you take.
Interesting! I have noticed goldfinches can be quite aggressive with each other at the feeders, they seem to have a strong pecking order system.
Well put. Actually I should not be surprised, when it comes time for the birds to get down to business only one thing matters. I have had occasional territorial disputes in my own house and they have gotten pretty nasty,
Great action shots!