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Rainy Day Goldfinches

It rained almost all day today.  The birds didn’t like it and neither did I!  Although we certainly can use the rain in this drought.  But why can’t it rain during the week when I’m stuck in a cubicle without windows? :-p

We didn’t have many birds today (but we did have at least one Painted Bunting sighting!)  This picture was taken a week or so ago, after I broke down and put out the big feeder for the goldfinches.  We’ve had an unusually high number of them this year.  Usually I don’t break out the big feeder until spring migration.  The feeder is next to a crape myrtle that I nicknamed “Q”, although right now, it’s more aptly spelled “Queue”…it’s the holding pen for goldfinches waiting for their turns on the feeder!

American Goldfinches

American Goldfinches