Saturday, April 10, 2010

Goldfinch in my garden!

I didn't win anything on the Grand National today, but I did see a goldfinch in my garden this morning, which was far more of a thrill. The first one ever!
I'd been trying to encourage them with niger seed, but despaired of ever seeing anything other than greedy squirrels and greenfinches.
And then this morning, there he was, with his funny little clown face. He wasn't even eating niger seed, but just stuffing himself from the normal feeder.

The picture isn't mine, by the way. I was so excited, I would have dropped my camera.