My favorite wintertime bird is the goldfinch. They spend lots of time at our backyard feeder, and our cats spend a lot of time watching them! When I go outside to refill the feeder, I think they have a watchbird monitoring my activity. As soon as I step away, I hear a chorus of sweet “potato chip!” calls as the watchbird calls in the rest of the flock.
I photographed this guy at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge the day that Michael and I went searching for the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher. It was fun to find one in natural habitat – a nice break from all my feeder shots!
Want to learn more about nature photography at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge?
Check out my Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!
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