First Goldfinch arrives (April 15, 2013)

First GoldFinchAuriferous prince of the feathered domain alights on the bird feeder, settles on its perch and dines. Delighting with the suddenness of this arrival, I stop and watch the season’s first male goldfinch. On this chilly, damp, gray day, when earlier the sparrows and doves blended in, nearly invisible against their surroundings, commonplace though dear, this welcomed guest brings an infusion of sunglow feathers with calligraphic black-striped wings.  He, so small in size yet grand in scope to these eyes, illuminates my moment, makes real the ideal of spring.

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One week later… More Finches

… ‘tweets’ were posted, evidently:  good eats here!

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About P C Niles

Living along the rural and majestic coast of southern Oregon, P C Niles has found her forever home. She shares this home with her husband, Stephen, numerous cats and a dog, and an assortment of visiting wildlife. Pursuits include writing, meditating, reading, yoga, gardening, cooking, photography, and beach walking. Graced by serendipity daily.
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5 Responses to First Goldfinch arrives (April 15, 2013)

  1. It is always so exciting when the goldfinch return. They are one of my favorite birds on the bird feeder 🙂

  2. Libby says:

    Such beautiful birds. We see too few of them here.

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonder photos and your thoughts.

  4. purehaiku says:

    what a beautiful bright yellow they are! very uplifting on a dull day…

  5. Pingback: First Goldfinch arrives (April 15, 2013) | Anandave's Blog

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