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bird in hand

Over the last couple of days I’ve been stitching this goldfinch.

I’ve read somewhere that people used to keep goldfinches in cages, they certainly are beautiful birds and often visit my garden, twittering away in small groups. 97 more words


A little bit of spring.. and motorway madness!

Michele held the first frog of the year on Saturday (while I was watching history being made at Turf Moor!) There have been other sightings since. 239 more words


Finchy Firsts

Yesterday there was a real feeling that spring was in the air. I know it’s technically still winter, but the day felt hopeful. The sun even made a (brief) appearance after what seems like weeks of grey skies here in Malvern. 608 more words


Dull with bright spots

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s recent visit to Exeter.  It shows a very neat bridge, which was built by the mayor to cover a gap in the town walls so he (the mayor) didn’t have to climb up and down every year when the walls had to be inspected. 486 more words


Painting Birds

I like to paint what I see. From the blue jays in our back yard, owls on our drives to the cabin, finches fluttering above me while I’m reading in the hammock, birds on a fence line, etc. 244 more words


blaze of flitting gold
feared hurt in bleeding headgear
worries eased by trills


Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Quite a few Goldfinches around Lydney harbour and along the river today, Also some Siskins but they were more elusive. This one feeding on Mugwort seeds.