Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Springtime, when the Goldfinches take over

I've never seen so many Goldfinches! We usually just call them yellow birds or peeps. Catch a glimpse of one in a cedar tree. From a distance they look just like marshmallow peeps, so popular at Easter. 

Yesterday was a spectacular day--one of the few perfect days--this spring. I wasn't the only one enjoying the day, as these Goldfinches partook of an abundance of sunflower seeds in our feeders. They perched on bird feeders, on the rungs of a nearby tomato cage we are using to protect a newly-planted baby crab apple tree. They frolicked in birdbaths, and even foraged on the ground. It was amazing. When they weren't feasting, they were chirping in the trees, drowning out a distant lawn mower. What a total delight to watch and hear these whimsical little birds take over our front yard!

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