Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I hung a sock of Nyjer seed, the favorite food of goldfinches, from a small tree on the side of the house. A week passed and the sock dangled untouched, as desolate as an empty restaurant. I began to despair of goldfinches. Then one morning two lesser goldfinches showed up. The next day there were six, and yesterday I counted 23 bright yellow goldfinches, some clinging to the sock, others perched on branches waiting for their turn, and all of them merrily warbling away.
Posted by Tai at 11:18 AM