1 day ago
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Photo a Dad Jan. 21, 2009
I knew it wouldn't last. Although they're beautiful, these blackbirds usually show up in such numbers that the other birds don't get a chance at the feeders, so I dread to see them start coming. But there was one bright spot today..see next photo.
I keep a thistle feeder filled most of the year (sometimes I get lazy) for the goldfinches, but hadn't done it lately, til a week ago. No one showed up until today when one lonely little goldfinch appeared at the feeder. It's an "upside down" feeder, which means the birds must hang upside down from the perch to feed, and the goldfinches seem to be the only kind who know how to do that. This one hasn't figured it out yet, I see. They get this feeder all to themselves, except for an occasional squirrel, but I have slathered the pole with Crisco to deter those little rascals.
I know I said no more bird pictures, but I was too happy to see my little goldfinch. Usually there are at least two who winter over and I hadn't seen them at all this year until today.