May 23, 2007

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  1. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Beautiful birds. What kind are they? (if you know)

  2. Thanks, Nancy. I love these little guys. They always look so cheery against the green shrubs. I like the second photo. It looks like they're both on the look-out for trouble. The third one looks like he's peeking out, about to say "Boo!"

    Kristina - They're American Goldfinches.

  3. It's goldfinch season at our feeders too :-) They're so pretty and fun to watch. They love to taunt the cats in the windowsills!

  4. Very cute! They're so cheeful looking, probably from being bright yellow. :)
    I see you're reading The Birth House. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

  5. Anonymous6:02 AM

    Cool pictures! We have a pair of cardinals in our backyard but as soon as they see me coming they take off!

    Lesley, I just want you to know that I am thinking of you - I know that this must be a really hard time of year for you and your family. God bless.

    the written word

  6. Oh, those finches are so pretty Les! I want to put a birdfeeder and bath out this summer...I would love birds to visit us. Right now the only visitors to our backyard are those darned raccoons!

    So happy to see you are reading "Birth House", the author is going to be reading in Toronto in the first week of June. I just might go see her.

  7. You are so lucky with birds, Les! The woodpecker earlier in the season and now the goldfinches. It seems as soon as I get close enough, they fly off. We don't have any sunflower seeds out anymore because they can draw bears (!) this time of year, but we did keep the thistle up for the little finches. I love their song, so cheerful. And what color!

  8. What beautiful pictures you take, Les. I'm not at all good with a camera, but luckily, I just acquired an office on the outer side at work and have a beautiful big window with a welcoming tree just outside that is full of finches--golden and rosey--all day long. I just love watching them flit through the tree!

  9. Anonymous7:33 PM

    Those are beautiful!

    I had a foot and a half long woodpecker in my yard the other day. I took photos but unfortunately my husband deleted them before I had a chance to take them off. :(

  10. SuziQ - Well, they've come and gone. They only seem to stick around for a month or so here in town and then disappear. I've been told they really prefer the countryside more than town. Oh, well. At least I got to see them for a while.

    Nat - They are cheery, aren't they?

    Stephanie - We have lots of cardinal couples in our back yard, too. They move around so fast, though, that it's tough to get a picture of them.

    Thanks for your tender words about the 28th. I really appreciate your kindness.

    Lotus - We have a couple of bird baths and it's great fun to watch the birds splashing about on a hot day. And we've had so much rain this past month that I haven't had to worry about keeping them full. Nature takes care of it for me.

    Nan - I told Rod about your comment about bears and he was surprised. I know I wouldn't put food out if we had bears. Eeek!

    Marcia - Thanks for stopping by. I have to tell you I miss your blog, but understand the need to simplify.

    As far as the pictures go, I get lucky. And, I have a nice camera to play with. Enjoy your new view!

    Lesley - We used to see a lot of woodpeckers but not so much anymore. Too bad about your husband deleting the picture!


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