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Early morning goldfinch

I spotted some cute little American Goldfinches (Spinus tristis) early on Friday morning as they foraged in the vegetation adjacent to the observation tower at… 37 more words


Goldfinch in November

Sometimes the most ordinary birds are the most beautiful, like this American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) that I spotted earlier this month at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge… 126 more words


Battening Down the Hatches

The cold is upon us. The possibility of winter seems suddenly everywhere. I wrote those two sentences two days ago, hoping I would want to change them, but we are heading into freezing temperatures overnight, so I may as well say “stet.” 306 more words



Life for Zoe was a struggle.  She was born into the Avian world where plumage said everything a prospect mate needed to know.  The travel agency touted this weekend before Halloween at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa would be a… 74 more words


In typical perverse action the Juke twins, Bobby and Betty fought over a dried up furcula left behind by rogue Crows who frequently swept through the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa preying on innocent wildlife.  26 more words

Subtle Fall Colors

The showy little American Goldfinch loses his bright yellow colors for these more subdued shades in autumn. Gold gives way to these blended colors of peach accents. 12 more words