Saturday, April 30, 2011



These photos of the Goldfinch were also taken on Easter Sunday in the middle of the day. Yes, they too were taken from the kitchen through our windows and screens. The following was taken from the Audubon cards that I located on one of my searches:
"Length 5 1/2 inches. This attractive little Finch, which is often called Thistle Bird, Lettuce Bird, and Wild Canary, is loved wherever known. Few birds are so sprightly and joyful. The undulating flight is accompanied by sweet and plaintive notes which make it seem that the Goldfinch, in the exuberance of its joy, is strewing the fields and meadows with song. It nests late in summer, after most other birds have reared their young. The nest is in trees or bushes and is made of grasses and moss, lined with thistledown or other soft material. Four or five pale bluish eggs are laid".
The kitty justice is I so enjoy this jolly pilferer of late summer gardens.

4 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

I havet these at my house too and indeed they are a favorite. You got some wonderful pictures!

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
Thanks and happy to hear you have them to watch too. Peace

Lee said...

What fabulous pics!! Love them!

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks Lee. Peace