Posted by: mynaturaldiary | January 24, 2009

Gold in the garden

A new visitor to Cafe Twitch arrived today – a Goldfinch, together with an old friend, a Greenfinch.

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Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Let’s hope he brings more friends with him – The cafe could use a little exotica.  That’s not to decry our regulars.

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Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Feathers puffed up against the cold, his partner shares the lawn tidbits with a male House Sparrow

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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

In turn, his partner lurks in the tree

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Finally, Collared Doves – singly, then as a pair.

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Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Despite the temperature, is spring in the air?.  Notice a leaf bud on the tree.


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