And Then The Finches Arrived

Saturday, 30 January 2010, 17:21 | Category : Birds
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It’s one of those weird things that happens. This morning, I wondered where the finches were. Every January for years, one of my favorite things is to watch the finches at my feeders (I live an exciting life). This year, I’d seen none, even though I’d been at home during the day several times. But within an hour of that last post, in the midst of very light snow flurries, I looked out and saw a small crowd, 15 or so, of finches at the feeders. And cardinals – there were, at one point, nearly 20 cardinals in the back yard, either at the feeders or clustered in the shrubs by the fence. Makes a cold, dreary day a little less dreary.

Goldfinches

Saturday, 30 January 2010, 10:10 | Category : Birds
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I’ve seen none this year. Zero. My feeders have always been crowded by this time. No goldfinches, no house finches, no purple finches. Where are my finches?