Yesterday morning, my son was quietly building with his Lincoln Logs when he happily exclaimed, “Look, Mommy, a goldfinch! There’s a goldfinch at the feeder!” Now I had to run to the window to check it out, because I honestly can’t remember ever having any yellow birds in our backyard. My son was correct. Two goldfinches were quickly flying away! I thought this was cool for a couple reasons. First, the birds were beautiful. I know there is nothing unique about these birds… they are supposedly everywhere. But this is the first time I’ve noticed them near our home. Secondly, I think it’s cool my 5-year-old was able to identify the bird without ever having seen one in real life. He loves to flip through our bird book and look at the pictures while I tell him about the birds (their territory, what time of year you can expect to see them, etc.) Now I know he’s really paying attention!
Unfortunately, the birds flew away too quickly for me to capture a photograph of them. Here are a few photos of our regular visitors, the House Finch.
Want to enjoy birdwatching from home, with or without a child? It’s a great way to connect with nature right from your home! Check out this post… Connect with Nature: Find Your Sit Spot.