Goldfinches & Hummingbirds #4
About the hummingbirds, it has been such a strange winter that if you live in the South, now may be a good time to put the hummingbird feeders up.
I already have one out.
Addendum, LowerCal added an interesting link about hummingbirds that stay over winter. (#4)
Now the Goldfinchs. These are my favorite birds. They come through here in their winter colors, start changing to bright yellow and move on up north.
When I lived up north it was wonderful to see the bright yellow birds clinging to stems of purple thistle flowers and eating the seeds.
I liked these birds so much that once I spent nearly a weeks pay on a porcelin goldfinch figurine.
(Still have it 20 some years later).
Someone also sent me a collectable plate with goldfinches on it. It's in the glass front "treasure' cabinent.
But still my favorite goldfinchs are the ones I see outside. Here are this years pictures of goldfinchs in their transition colors.