For some reason, now that our temperatures are slowly cooling, the house and lesser gold finches have been throwing one pool party after another in our backyard fountain. The finches are here year-round, although they've been less actively present since I stopped filling the bird feeders in the interest of discouraging visits by the peacocks that discovered my garden earlier this year. I still haven't filled the feeders as I plan to take them down, clean and move them once the dead trees near them are cut down next week. So, why the finches are paying regular visits en masse to the fountain is perplexing but I'm not complaining. They've been having a great time and I've enjoyed watching them. Here, with just a few comments, are some of the shots I captured from my bird blind (i.e. inside the house alongside the fireplace between the dining and living rooms).
|This photo was taken without a telephoto lens but the rest were taken using one|
|I love the splash shots|
|Hey, where'd everybody go?|
|Beak down, wings up!|
|Thanks for sharing the bath but I'm out of here!|
I hope you find joy on wings or otherwise during the course of the week. For more Wednesday Vignettes, visit Anna at Flutter & Hum.
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