For the past month, the Goldfinches have dominated the feeders out on the deck. As soon as the squirrels leave in the morning, the Goldfinches show up.
Dozens of them and although they let some larger birds share in the bounty, it’s pretty hard to find a place to perch when all the feeders are covered with Goldfinches.
Today, the Red Finches shows up. A whole flock of them! There were a few odd Goldfinches here and there, but it was definitely a day of Purple and House Finches … and no, I really can’t tell them apart.
I just call them red and I am pretty sure they are one or the other. I also need to point out that these are really fat birds. The Tufted Titmouse has a tummy that must make it hard for him to get his beak into the feeder.
Garry pointed out that all of our animals are fat. And poorly trained. I guess that’s the way it goes for we zookeepers. But at least all our animals are (pardon the pun) as free as the birds!