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As I mentioned in Friday’s post, we have had an abundance of gold finches at our feeders recently.

Yesterday, our weather was cold, gloomy, rainy, windy. But those cheerful little birds really brightened the day. During the summer, my bird nerd friend, Donna, has “droves” of hummingbirds at her feeders.  And I admit that I am a bit envious. (We are lucky to see two.)

But, it appears that, for now anyway, the gold finches are enjoying dining at our establishment.

I was very disappointed that I wasn’t able to edit this video to mute the audio and trim the ending.  So please disregard the background noise, or better yet, mute your volume.

 

And now, I must go replenish the rations and get ready for another busy day at the restaurant.

~These Days Of Mine~

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Finches: Friday’s Feathered Friends

Throughout the winter, I rarely saw any birds at our feeders other than red-winged blackbirds. And they’re pretty enough, especially when the sun glints on that tiny streak of red on the wing. But, I must admit that it’s been nice to see the goldfinches return over the past week or so.

I mistakenly thought that finches only ate “finch seed”.  Wrong: this feeder is filled with sunflower seed.

Double-decker feeder being put to good use.

THIS is the place I expected to see the gold finches: on a “finch seed sock”, a Christmas gift from my friend, Donna, aka Bird Nerd.

Such sweet, pretty birds.

I had just taken this lighthouse feeder out of winter storage and filled it just a few minutes prior to these pictures.

Welcome back, little finches. Happy Spring!

~These Days Of Mine~