Watching The American Goldfinch
This goldfinch had spent a lot of time eating while we were watching it. This is the time of year to eat while you can do so for the birds. There are still birds moving through the area and refueling for their journey south. The local birds have to compete with them for the resources. This goldfinch found a great little source of seeds for the day that was undisturbed.
Waiting For The Moment
Yesterday after e-learning was over my daughter wanted to head out to the Celery Bog with me to watch me make a few photos. I knew that I would not be able to sit and wait like normal because a seven year old does not have that kind of attention span. We did have a good lesson with this goldfinch. It was always hiding its face from me while eating. When it finally came to a good position to see it an entire branch moved into the way. By just hanging out for a couple of extra minutes though I was able to get a clear view of the bird. A little patience can pay off. During the time of the virus we have learned all kinds of new ways to stay patient.