American Goldfinch

Dear Friends,

I told you there was a new visitor (maybe two) at the feeders.  The pretty little American goldfinch.  They are not really uncommon — I have seen them undulating in air, through the little wild garden in the past, visiting the seed heads of plants.  But they do seem to scare easily, and I have never really taken a good close-up picture of one.

This past week I was able to get a little closer to the feeder with the goldfinch sitting there, but he (?) still would not let me get as close as I wanted to be.

Look at the little chipping sparrow coming in for a landing!

Both the male and the female get grayer in winter, but this one seems to have a bit of a black cap and it’s pretty bright, so I wonder if it’s a male.

“Nothing like a good ol’ visit at the feeder!” exclaims Miss Chickadee.”

Stay tuned for pictures of lovely recent gifts from dear friends!  (I love mail!)  :)

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