Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Another bird to reappear suddenly is the American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis. Its garrulous flocks fly through the pastures looking for the seeds of last year's weeds. It is not entirely accurate to say these beauties have "reappeared." They have been here all winter, but wearing a dull green plumage. It is now as the weather warms that they reappear in their golden finery.

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