The Golden Finch is back.....but not in the numbers we have had here in the past. There were times that the flocks would completely cover our front yard. This year's flocks barely lined a portion of the driveway. The thirsty little guys lined the watering pan I have sitting on a slab near our outside water faucet.
These little guys are really light up the yard when they land. They were busy eating the bud covers that had fallen from our elm tree. It really saddens me to see such small numbers. I wonder what's happening to the Golden Finch population? A topic I will be investigating.
This photo shows birds on both sides of the drive. It is such a small showing compared to previous years.
This single little Finch was sitting above the watering pan waiting for a place to perch. It was like watching musical chairs as one batch of birds would fly off from the pan and another four would immediately take their place at the watering hole.