Bird Watching 101

Yesterday in the garden, I saw a goldfinch.

I stood stock-still for fear he would flinch

And fly away.

For a few moments I was able to feast on it:

Dazzling in a yellow suit with black beret bonnet.

It made my day.

Goldfinches - American Goldfinch

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  • Beauty every day...Thanks, AW!

  • Thank you for letting us share in the feast with you. I wrote a report on goldfinches in the third grade and still enjoy seeing them.

  • Yesterday, I saw a large dove on a dove gray table umbrella.

  • In reply to jack:

    Well done, sharp eyes! I wonder whether he was trying to blend in.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Presumably from threats from above.

  • In reply to jack:

    The dove was sacred to Ishtar and Aphrodite, goddesses of love.
    Jack, this may have been an omen. Perhaps you should consult an haruspex.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    This went in a different direction than indicated in your first sentence. I don't know if chopped liver is on the menu soon.

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