Saffron Finch: A splash of bright yellow among the greens

Male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

I was out in the garden taking photos of flowers with my macro lens.  I heard a chirp somewhere behind me, and when I turned around I saw this male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) perched on top of a bush about ten meters away.  I wasn't sure if I could capture him from that distance, but decided to give it a try.  This image -- cropped from a larger frame -- was the result.

Regular visitors to this blog may remember some earlier photos I posted of this male Saffron Finch and his less colorful mate.


kml said...

Bright and beautiful - he is keeping his eye on you!

Becky said...

A beautiful bird Bobbie. Such a bright color. Very cheerful.

BNS said...

Hi Kathy and Becky - He really is a bright one. You can see why this bird is one of my local favorites.