2020—Cautious Bather

The Lesser Goldfinches are very cautious and wary. Usually, when I step outside they disappear in an instant. I noticed a group bathing on the mill stone fountain and walked outside with my camera, approaching slowly, watching their reaction to me. To my surprise, they continued bathing then moved to the urn fountain. This male Lesser Goldfinch pauses between dunking into the bubble that is directly behind him. He was still cautious but was tolerant of my presence. Several stayed and bathed, taking turns at both fountains. Maybe they’re finally getting used to me. Nikon D500, Nikkor 300mm PF, Nikon TC-14EIII.

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