The view from my perch on the mountain

Autumn gold

Natural camouflage isn’t always drab.

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Despite being within 10 feet of where he was perched I didn’t even see this goldfinch until he moved.

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He blended in nicely with the yellow leaves and shifting shadows in our maple tree.

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Even after I spotted him it was tough to pick him out unless I watched closely when he changed perches.

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When the wind blew the foliage parted to allow the sun to shine on him and he really stood out.

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8 responses

  1. Fizz

    Great look at the peeps… nice photos as usual, chip!

    October 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM

  2. What a beauty and perfect golden autumn post as well!

    October 22, 2010 at 7:58 PM

  3. RedWillow

    They really are beautiful to see. It raining here..and hope it doesnt turn to snow.
    Its too soon.

    October 23, 2010 at 1:40 AM

  4. he knew just where to sit to blend in didn’t he? Great photos Chip 🙂

    October 23, 2010 at 3:33 AM

  5. He wonderful Chip, so small but so beautiful
    Have a good weekend
    Take care
    Sue

    October 23, 2010 at 4:54 AM

  6. You have the bestest bird pictures! Love all the color.

    October 23, 2010 at 11:06 AM

  7. Arlene

    Nice ones though I posted on blogspot.

    October 23, 2010 at 11:48 AM

  8. He must be able to tell colours apart and know he is hiding amongst the yellow-gold leaves! Great contrast with the blue sky…you seen a Phoenix up there yet?! lol 😉

    October 23, 2010 at 1:00 PM

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