Another short note -- and goldfinches!

Jul 29 2009 Published by under Animals, Personal

Just a quick note again -- I'm still quite swamped with work, even after getting my proposal done.  Now I'm working feverishly on my book, as I want to have a first draft completed by the end of August.  I've also got to put my tenure package together at the same time, with the same deadline.  I'm still planning to post, but I'll probably be pretty sporadic for a while -- when I get home at night, I'm pretty bleary-eyed from staring at equations all day!

In the meantime, here's some pics of some of our backyard visitors.  A male goldfinch, caught with thistle in his mouth:


and the female, getting her fill:


3 responses so far

  • The Ridger says:

    I LOVE goldfinches! Great shots.

  • The Wife says:

    Ridger: We've gone a bit over the top with our birding. We now have 6 feeders in our backyard. The hummingbirds are fearless and buzz right up to us while we are on the deck right by their feeder. The other night two of them were chirping at each other while buzzing us. It was amazing to witness.