Sunday, June 22, 2014

Last Nesters of the Year

Things have picked up among the Goldfinch community.  They are in the best plumage, feeding like crazy, and nesting.  They are the lastest to do so in these parts, having been aligned by evolutionary forces to the cycle of the asters in mid- to late summer.  Of course we have seed feeders out even before then so the goldfinches don't really have any food crisis.  Nevertheless, nature calls when it does and it is calling now.  I expect to see waves of hungry young by the end of July.  And they will come.  Lucky I bought an extra sack of sunflower seed!

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