Today has been a somewhat introspective, if not sullen day for me. Besides hearing bad news, the weather has been in a very dismal pattern that is far from “cheerful”!
This afternoon, I looked out my (chronically) dirty window to see the Goldfinches happily feeding at the Niger “sock”. I can’t believe the intensity of the male’s “gold”. He would be more appropriately called Rocking Intense Yellow! Finch if I had to give him a moniker!
As I was working in the living room later this afternoon, I heard the very distinct chirp of a Cardinal. I decided I would take my camera on the front porch with me, and if the bugger flew off, so be it!
I edged my way over to look at the side of the house. What I saw was (I think?) an immature male feeding on sunflower seeds that had fallen to the ground! He really gave me and the Nikon the “once over”……
Then turned so I could see his full handsome physique. Isn’t he pretty? I am thinking this is a male, as the bird was small in stature for a cardinal, and its feathers look a bit messy.
So, I am going to sign off and just relax for a little bit. (hmmm….maybe not….I just remembered a load of clothes in the washing machine.)