Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Goldfinch Are Back!

I was very happy last week when I was watching the darling little finches at my bird feeding station. There had been about 4-5 pair of goldfinches for the last month or so, and usually I have a lot more, I have been waiting for the weather to warm up so more would arrive. Well, they have arrived! First there were 8-10, then more and more kept arriving, soon the yard was alive with lots of wonderful little yellow birds, happily singing away. They are enjoying shelled sunflower hearts, and nijer thistle, as well as my dripping bird bath. Watching all my visiting birds is so wonderful. Along with the goldfinch, we have had lots of starling, blue jays, robins, house finch, red headed finch, chickadees, and sparrows. Flying above the garden, the swallows are starting to arrive as well, and a few little hummingbirds have found the new feeder I put out for them last week. Bird feeding is so wonderful, I would encourage everyone to have out some bird food. The dripping birdbath attachment has doubled the birds that come to the yard as well. Here are some great pictures of the Goldfinch arriving.

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