Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Addition to the Backyard!

I got a call from Shelley the other day about a new bird she noticed on one of the tube feeders in our backyard. She described it as bright yellow with a black cap and black wings. I felt for sure that it was a Goldfinch. I've been watching the feeder ever since trying to catch him.

He hasn't returned yet but he have must brought a friend.

I've saw the female Goldfinch today at the feeder. The female is not as bright and colorful as the male. The Goldfinch is easily identifiable as it is one of only a few yellow birds in Arkansas that is this small.

With the female around, the male can't be far behind. Check back soon, I'll have a picture of him.


Moe said...

The Goldfinch is my favorite bird! Here in Iowa, they are so plentiful we often have 10 or more at the feeder at any one time. These days, with the weather cooling off, I open the patio door in the morning while I eat breakfast and listen to them all chirp and chip at the feeders while the sun comes up. Awesome birds.

Great post and great blog!

J. Karl Clampit said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I did get a pic of the male but only at a distance. They both were in my yard only for a day or so. I do hope they return, they definately add color to the surroundings!


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