Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Goldfinch - female & male

Goldfinch

Like many other birds, Goldfinch changes his wardrobe with the seasons. The pair pictured here are in their spring finery. It is dating time, after all, and one has to be well dressed to go out with his girl. In the last picture he is lovingly feeding her a seed. Look for Goldfinch in the open meadows, but sometimes you will find him mixed in with other small birds in the brush on the fringe of the forested regions of the Ranch.

Greek & Roman Mythology, Christianity, Russian Silver Age Poetry all found Goldfinch suitable subject matter. The King of Attica's grandson was turned into a Goldfinch after being murdered and revived. Thomas Hardy's poetry put Goldfinch in a cage on a grave. Christians have Goldfinch taking the thorns out of Christ's crown at the crucifixion. Osip Mandelstam, a persecuted Russian poet, saw Goldfinch as an indomitable dandy that held his head high and persevered through all adversity.

Bright Colors will get you noticed!

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