If you’re lucky enough, you can catch the flitting goldfinch delicately balancing on a flower stalk for more than a fleeting moment. Sometimes they collect in groups, males and females communing on a catmint plant.
But the other day, I noticed some disturbance in a cottage flower that required a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, lighting within the flowers balancing on a stalk, was a female goldfinch. Picking at this and that, finding pollen within the stamens, she gave me enough time to shoot away.
From a distance, she is barely discernible.
But close in… all is revealed.
Take another look
She fits in perfectly,
Remember, keep your eyes open. Notice differences in the regular. Secrets are everywhere!
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