Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fluffy Winter Plumage

Since seeing the flock of goldfinches on Christmas Eve, I put out a thistle seed sock to encourage them to return. Having seen no action all week, I finally had my first visitor. It was about 5 degrees out so he's got his winter plumage puffed out to maximum. The rest of his crew arrived later and preferred the birch tree.


  1. Oh look at how puffy he is! I think he was the tester for the rest! Great picture Em!

  2. thanks for posting, Emily - he's nearly doubled in size!