Sunday, January 1, 2017

Look, A Bird!

Happy New Year, everyone!

This is a short post. Two weeks ago when we had snow and ice, the feathered critters made a pit stop at our patio pond. Fortunately for me (not the most patient of ornithology photo-takers) they hung around for a cooperative photo-shoot. Aren't they adorable?










I'm pretty sure they're western goldfinches. I asked the expert (below) but he ignored me. 


May all your dreams come true in 2017.

15 comments:

Chickadee Gardens said...

Sweet! I love the goldfinches...such a ray of sunshine. They say "thank you" for the water on such a frozen day, too.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What wonderful photos of your feathered visitors, and of your feline expert also. :-)

Have a wonderful 2017 ~ FlowerLady

Jennifer Dennis said...

Great photos Grace! I'm wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Beth said...

They are American goldfinches in their nonbreeding plumage. We are having a WINTER this year in Oregon.

Kris Peterson said...

Great photos! Surrounded by snow, I'm sure the birds appreciate the water in its liquid form. Our lesser goldfinches (yes, that's their common name) aren't nearly as chubby but I guess the finches up your way need extra plumage to keep warm. Happy new year, Grace!

outlawgardener said...

They're so adorable. Your expert is pretty cute too, even though he ignored your inquiry! Happy New Year, Grace.

Leona S. said...

One of the benefits of getting snow and winter weather is pretty new birds show up!

Jeanette Madden said...

Beautiful photos! Beautiful birds! Beautiful cat. I'm a gardener, a bird watcher, and a cat-lover so your photos speak to my heart.

ricki grady said...

What you lack in patience, you seem to make up for in skill (and luck, of course). I hope that luck will follow you right into the new year and beyond.

RobinL said...

I don't know exactly what kind they are, but those are definitely goldfinches. Now I know where mine have gone to spend the winter! I see them here often in the summer, with all their bright plumage. Here, check out this post from me so you can see what I see here in the summer! http://lifeinrobinsnest.blogspot.com/2016/07/summer-sights.html

Barbarapc said...

And they were perfectly colour-coordinated. Absolutely charming. Funny how my expert seems to find my conversation duller than dishwater when I want his expertise as well. Hope you have a terrific 2017.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Yes! We really ARE having a winter here in Oregon. Brrr. I agree with Beth that they are American Goldfinches. Wonderful pictures Grace - I just love them. Somehow the birds, delicate as they appear, are incredibly tough and reliable, Thank Goodness. I'm working hard to keep my hummingbird feeders from freezing! Happy New Year Grace.

Mindy said...

They are so dang cute. Our neighbor has a feeder on their porch and a mommy and daddy were in them yesterday on our walk to school. I love them.

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Oh yes, they are cute little buddies. We see goldfinches here, too. They're so bright and colorful during the spring and summer with their breeding plumage. Fun to watch, too.

Victoria said...

You are lucky to get such nice pictures! Kim is feeding Juncos on our back porch but they're soooo skittish. I'm going to miss the goldfinches. I love their calls. Hoping we get to see bluebirds here. I know they're around but they're also very shy.