I’ve missed posting my images and the stories behind them here. As some of you may have noticed there have been times my blog has been down for long periods of time. I believe I found the biggest issues and have fixed them.
I did get out to photograph a few days ago and although the raptors were being rather elusive some of the smaller songbirds weren’t. I was seeing finches and sparrows all over the place and I photographed some of them while they were eating seeds from Common Sunflowers.
American Goldfinches have a soft flight call that my ears instantly recognize. Listen to the fourth call down on the list on Audubon’s site, that is the one I hear most often. Because of their call I often know they are around before I even see flashes of gold. Even though the American Goldfinches are in their non-breeding plumage now I still think of them as gold.
I always have to smile when I see or hear an American Goldfinch because they bring back memories of me sitting in my hidden garden watching flocks of them feed on the niger seed I had put out for them and the other songbirds along with suet for the woodpeckers and flying squirrels.
I’m so glad I get to see American Goldfinches here in Utah too.