Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On My Bird Feeder Today


That's not a sparrow!

That is an American Goldfinch!

Goldfinches are not uncommon to my state.
I live in one of the "probable" squares on the map,
but I consider these a rare treat in my tiny urban backyard.


Oh, look ... this colorful little guy has a pretty mate!

I am seeing these two regularly on my feeder.

I am hoping they are nest building near me and will be bringing the babies in a few weeks.

Makes my day very sunny and bright ... :)

5 comments:

  1. American Goldfinches are so much fun to have around. Add a thistle feeder and make sure to supply a water source to increase the chances that they'll stick around. They are late nesters to coincide with the maturing thistle plants. Good luck!

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  2. We have red finches and golden finches in Ontario . When we were living in Oakville we had a hanging plant at our front door where the kitchen window was and the red finches built a nest in it so we got to watch the whole thing from window. It was so neat. I really miss having a place for feeder but the squirrels get into .

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  3. Such beautiful birds! I love watching the ones around here. Sadly, our little baby birds didn't survive (so sad) and we think it was because of all the heat.

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  4. P.S. I really like your feeder!

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  5. Just checking in! You are missed!

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