When I first stepped out my back door this morning, the first sound I heard was goldfinches! Yes, the American Goldfinch has arrived in my backyard.
I grabbed my camera and followed the sound to the sycamore tree in the middle of the yard where I found this one goldfinch preening in the early morning sun.
After breakfast, we went over to our birdseed source, Tractor Supply, and stocked up on thistle seed. Today the thistle socks get hung once again along with the other feeders and I'll be looking for the finches to be hanging on the socks and picking out the seeds.
The goldfinches have arrived - let the winter begin!
Will we get Pine Siskins?