Bird #11 — American Goldfinch

carduelis (thistle) tristis (sad, in allusion to its plaintive call)

Monday, May 28, 1979 — 2:02 pm

Boulder Junction, Wisconsin — Arvilla’s Antique Store

I was sitting on a bench outside the store watching the Evening and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The goldfinch flew into the jack pine grove that surrounded the store and landed on the roof. It hopped down and began eating on a feeder that hung from the store’s eaves.

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