Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wild Canary

The wildlife seems to be enjoying our new landscaping. This American Goldfinch, a.k.a. Wild Canary, (Carduelis tristis) has been buzzing around the surrounding yards over the past few months, but finally settled in our yard for a time to get some seeds.

If you've been over at our Home and heard us refer to "the protest lay," this is what we're talking about. Bridget used to do this, and Gretel also does it to perfection. It occurs when we tell Gretel to lay down when she clearly doesn't want to. She goes through the motions, and technically lays down, but she's ready to spring up at a moment's notice.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Look at her smile! She's getting prettier and prettier all the time. =)
also, the yard looks great. I bet it feels so good to get that done.