Saturday, 8 December 2007

The Charming Goldfinch

Looking out of the window earlier I watched our flock, or charm, of wild goldfinches. They've been coming to my feeders for years now; probably all brothers, sisters, parents, cousins & various relatives amongst themselves. I love goldfinches; I'd take my chances and be one in the Next Life, given the option. We must have up to two dozen, and they munch away on sunflower hearts and nyjer seeds throughout the day, most days of the year. I think they're quite late risers but, when they arrive, they perch on the feeders for ages and ages non-stop. It was a delight to see the chicks and juveniles this summer.

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