Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF .....



THE FIRST GOLD FINCH COUPLE OF THE YEAR! ! !

I am soooo excited! I've been waiting and waiting and almost resigned myself to the thought that the gold finches had found other yards to enjoy this year. But, today, and it is a glorious day here, I just happened into the kitchen and THERE THEY WERE! ! ! They are soooo handsome and I love to watch them.
I've also seen 3 pair of Tree Swallows in our backyard in the past couple of days, and they are a thrill to watch in action. 'Air-o-batics' plus! ! ! I can't believe how close they will fly to me when I'm out there. Sometimes I can feel the air move as they zoom by.
After the rain, the air is so clean and every blossom and leaf is sparkling. It's music in living color again - and it mesmerizes me.
Hope you're enjoying Spring wherever you are, also! It's an exhilerating time of year!

11 comments:

ivars krafts said...

Great photos!
In Minnesota we've had goldfinches for months but mine aren't this yellow yet. You sure you didn't use a little spray paint?

Diane said...

Thank you Ivars! No, if I used spray paint, I think I would paint lots of them that color :) and, as usual, these are pretty raw photos... cheers!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Goldfinches are spectacular.I'm still waiting for ours to arrive.
Enjoy the pure delight of spring.
Blessings,Ruth

Diane said...

Thank you, Ruth! blessings to you too!

Lynne said...

It feels like the air is vibrating with life! Glad your Goldfinches came home.

Diane said...

You can feel it all the way over there, Lynne? :) Hope you have lots this year too :)

Jayne said...

Glad you got the Goldfinches back Diane. Of course they were coming, but just got sidetracked and probably disoriented in the huge flocks of Pine Siskins..lol!

Bird World Blog said...

Great photos! I love Goldfinches.

Leedra said...

The Tree Swallows are gathering the insects you stir as you walk. Sometimes it is scary they get so close.

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Txlonestargal said...

I saw about 14 of Goldfinches in Lubbock, Texas around May 4, 2009, which is unusual according to one of my birding friends. She said they should be out of here already. This is around the time you saw your couple of Goldfinches.

Great Picture! Check mine out on http://txlonestargal.blogspot.com I posted the picture of the one you could really see in the trees. I saw another one on May 5th in the same place. I didn't get a photo since I accidently scared him and like wise. :)

Diane said...

I did check your photo Tx. Thanks for sharing it with me. Come again :)