We don’t see Goldfinches here much during the course of the year but in the winter months, they seem to be everywhere. I snared this one down near the Wetlands here on the farm the morning after a pretty wicked ice storm. (Click on the Photograph for a larger look) It was not the best day to hole up in a makeshift, unheated Bird Blind but one does what one must do. There must have been 20 of them all nestled in a leafless River Birch Tree. They seemed to be trying to decide if the freezing rain had indeed stopped before resuming their never ending search for food. In other words, they were still which made getting a good sharp shot far easier. I’ve had pretty good luck with bird shots over the past year using a Nikon D7000 with a 300mm lens. The D7000 of course has a smaller sensor than the big Nikon Full Frame Cameras I use most of the time which gives it a much better reach. Because of the crop factor on the D7K, that 300mm lens becomes a 400mm. It really is the perfect camera for wildlife. Have a great evening and thanks for the visit.