Good as gold
Tuesday April 10th 2012, 9:05 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

The first fledgling of Spring landed on my patio today: a baby goldfinch, very small, with a strikingly short tail (so far) and able to flutter to the ground for fallen sunflowers, but not even trying landing on those birdfeeder perches up there yet. Especially with that crowd around it.

What delighted me all the more was two house finches, usually an argumentative group and usually fighting for the highest spot up there, down with the little one, acting like they were showing the young cousin around to make sure she got enough to eat.

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Welcome, little one!! (And still loving all the Parker cuteness.)

Comment by Channon 04.11.12 @ 6:39 am

Years ago, and older woman asked about her grandson and was told, “He’s out shooting arrows at Finches.” She was horribly upset until her daughter explained that Mr. Finch was the archery merit badge counselor, so he had a shooting range on his property and the boys would be perfectly safe. (Of course that wasn’t exactly what she had been upset about.)

Comment by LauraN 04.11.12 @ 6:53 am

Parker is cute as ever, your daughter-in-law is lovely, and LauraN’s comment is hilarious!

Comment by Don Meyer 04.11.12 @ 8:50 am

too early here for little birds, so I’m enjoying through your accounts — Parker is adorable!

Comment by Bev 04.11.12 @ 8:57 am

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