deponti (deponti) wrote,

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Goldfinch, Forest Park, 160711

Early in the morning, I went off for my usual walk to Forest Park, and the weather was kind enough to allow me to wander around for two and a half hours! And one of the last things that delighted me was the sight of a beautiful litle

American Goldfinch :

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This looks like a female:

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She was flying between the Coneflowers and the Chicory weeds:

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She made a delightful picture, though catching her was a tough job as she flitted about:

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But I enjoyed the sight of her...I waited about for the male, but had no luck...and walked home finally, satisifed with just my sight of "Thangam Mami"!

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What was incredible was that it was almost exactly (just two days earlier) to the day, in 2009, that I had taken a video of a male Goldfinch, having a bath near the Suspension Bridge in Des Peres Creek:

Tags: birding, forest, nature, photography, st louis, video, walking

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