greenandflex: G.

Monday, April 1st, 2019

greenandflex:

G.

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

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Some Handsome Men Finches

Top two: Lesser Goldfinch
Bottom three: House Finch, who is yellow instead of red like most (I love him)

Posted Feb 12, 2019

Whoa. Your Texas LEGO males are wild-looking. I’ve had 30+ Lesser Goldfinches hanging off my two sock feeders lately, but none of them look like that.

Oh yes, we do get the black-backed flavor males here. I don’t know if I’ve seen the green-backed ones in Texas. My guide says most males from Colorado to Texas are black-backed, west of Colorado they’re green-backed. You do get some awkward-transition males during spring though:

Also HOT GOLDFINCH ACTION

The above photos were taken at the FABULOUS bird blind at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County, TX (being in that blind was a religious experience). I left the blind and got to see two grey hairstreaks mating, then got onto a trail for a little bit, and a hummingbird saw me and immediately proceeded to I shit you not do hardcore aerial maneuvers (like, he was painting the sky with a gigantic smiley face holy carp that hummer was either loving life or was seriously high on fermented sugar water). And he was flying AT me for part of his show, too. 

Then on my way back to my car, I found a gall that is made by nematodes [link].

February 13, 2019

I’m not sure if it was from reading this post, but this morning I looked out at the thistle sock outside the kitchen window and there was an almost-completely-black-backed male Lesser Goldfinch on it! It’s the first of those I remember seeing around here. He got away before I could snap a picture, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and try to document him if he comes back so you can enjoy the sight of one black-backed male surrounded by umpteen green-backed ones. 😀

Allow me to add today’s new visitor to the yard:

PINE SISKIN!!!!!

The nearest pine is like, 20 miles away, but okay 😂 I keep joking about having great reviews on Finch Yelp

February 14, 2019

So, here’s the darkest male Lesser Goldfinch I’ve seen at my sock feeder in the last few days. Still some green on the back, but at least around here (SoCal) this counts as pretty dark:

Here’s a shot of some more typical local LEGOs:

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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Some Handsome Men Finches

Top two: Lesser Goldfinch
Bottom three: House Finch, who is yellow instead of red like most (I love him)

Posted Feb 12, 2019

Whoa. Your Texas LEGO males are wild-looking. I’ve had 30+ Lesser Goldfinches hanging off my two sock feeders lately, but none of them look like that.

Oh yes, we do get the black-backed flavor males here. I don’t know if I’ve seen the green-backed ones in Texas. My guide says most males from Colorado to Texas are black-backed, west of Colorado they’re green-backed. You do get some awkward-transition males during spring though:

Also HOT GOLDFINCH ACTION

The above photos were taken at the FABULOUS bird blind at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County, TX (being in that blind was a religious experience). I left the blind and got to see two grey hairstreaks mating, then got onto a trail for a little bit, and a hummingbird saw me and immediately proceeded to I shit you not do hardcore aerial maneuvers (like, he was painting the sky with a gigantic smiley face holy carp that hummer was either loving life or was seriously high on fermented sugar water). And he was flying AT me for part of his show, too. 

Then on my way back to my car, I found a gall that is made by nematodes [link].

February 13, 2019

I’m not sure if it was from reading this post, but this morning I looked out at the thistle sock outside the kitchen window and there was an almost-completely-black-backed male Lesser Goldfinch on it! It’s the first of those I remember seeing around here. He got away before I could snap a picture, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and try to document him if he comes back so you can enjoy the sight of one black-backed male surrounded by umpteen green-backed ones. 😀

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/182787702351.

nanonaturalist: Some Handsome Men Finches Top two: Lesser…

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

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Some Handsome Men Finches

Top two: Lesser Goldfinch
Bottom three: House Finch, who is yellow instead of red like most (I love him)

Posted Feb 12, 2019

Whoa. Your Texas LEGO males are wild-looking. I’ve had 30+ Lesser Goldfinches hanging off my two sock feeders lately, but none of them look like that.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/182775506231.

greenandflex: hello

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

greenandflex:

hello

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greenandflex: seriously

Monday, November 19th, 2018

greenandflex:

seriously

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greenandflex: thinker

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

greenandflex:

thinker

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greenandflex: feed me first

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

greenandflex:

feed me first

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greenandflex: let’s go

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

greenandflex:

let’s go

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digitalaviary: Lesser GoldfinchPhotographed in Apache Junction,…

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

digitalaviary:

Lesser Goldfinch

Photographed in Apache Junction, AZ. 

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