We had exciting visitors in the backyard this afternoon – our first of fall American Goldfinches! I stepped out on the porch in the dull gray afternoon and heard “potato chip! Potato chip!” I promptly screeched for Rich, and we both watched with grins as three American Goldfinches descended on the niger feeder. I didn’t have my camera handy, so I’m posting a photo taken last January. But they are back! I love their cheerful calls and their happy yellow colors.