Basically, I don't try to photograph birds. For one thing, we are not in the best spot for them, and for another, I lack patience. And maybe equipment too. Yeah, there is that. It helps to have a big zoom lens, and I don't.
But when I saw this goldfinch sitting contentedly on a tree opposite my window, I grabbed my older camera and fired away with the 18-275mm lens extended to the max.
A few shots of the bunch that I fired were somewhat salvageable, after much cropping anyway.
Then I reset to shoot some more, but this time he heard my rapid clicking and beat a hasty retreat.