Tag Archives: American Goldfinch

The chase is on!

We’re still in the grips of winter with far below average temperatures. While the February average is in the high 30’s here in Chicagoland, we’re still experiencing bone-chilling minus-zero air temperatures with wind chills in the -20’s. Snow mountains from the blizzard … Continue reading

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Feeding Frenzy In The Snow

Snowy days always bring birds to the feeders in droves.  The ground and trees are covered with snow making it difficult for them to find food.  Open water in the heated bird bath is more than welcome – it can … Continue reading

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Cinnamons

At the height of the summer season it was broad daylight at 5:30 a.m.  Now as I drive out of the garage and head for the train station at that time, the darkness is broken by front porch lights and … Continue reading

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See? I told you so.

I have a philosophy.  I will not harp on the fact that I was right over and over and over again.  But I always reserve the right to make my point by saying, “I told you so.” one time.  On … Continue reading

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Angry Birds

October 9th was my annual Day-After-Columbus-Day trip to the arboretum.  The peaceful day after the place goes crazy with bus loads of visitors and automobile grid-lock.  I arrived at 9:00 a.m., camera and binoculars in hand, feeling satisfied that I just came from … Continue reading

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A winter prediction

Last winter I did not spy one Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders!  They come down from up north in greater or lesser numbers depending on the food supply.  The pickings must have been pretty good in Wisconsin last winter. But … Continue reading

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He’s wearing his little black cap!

What do you know about the American Goldfinch?  When I first began inviting goldfinches to my garden with a feeder, all I knew was that they were small, bright yellow birds that resembled canaries.  I had seen them zip by in … Continue reading

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