first there was one female
They come in flocks chattering and chirping as they fly through the air and land on the deck, a feeder or the ground looking for food. These sweet little goldfinches have been around all winter. The male's feathers turn brilliant yellow in summer and you can see the colours starting to change already.
Photo bombed - there were two as a male had landed and a third one was coming in for a landing.
This one found a sunflower seed during the onslaught of ice pellets on Sunday. Can you see them pinging through the air?
I took this photo last May when they were in their bright colours.
Aren't they pretty?
And....I just had to share one photo that I took April 1, 2014 of our backyard. Do you see any signs of spring???
NOTE: the drift on the roof (which is 3 feet deep in spots), snow on the deck (which is usually cleared by me but it's too heavy) the snowbank behind the deck (hiding behind that cedar tree) which is about 7 feet tall (that's the snow I shovelled from the deck all winter), the 'valley' in the snow is where Murray keeps it cleared with the snowblower but now it's all filled in. We got about 2 feet of ice pellets and snow from Sunday through Monday.
Well....just one more.
The front deck. The snowbank/drift has grown to 7 feet.
Have a great day everyone! Thank you for stopping by.