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the Lesser Goldfinches

Earlier this summer I started to hear a different kind of bird song, very sweet and cheerful.

It turns out that we have Lesser Goldfinches that are very comfortable around the garden and neighboring trees.

This weekend a pair of finches, one male and one female, visited the backyard bird bath many times, for a drink of water. They look like they may be young birds, just born this year.

Above is an image of the male bird, as he is about to drink from the bird bath.

Here is the female on the rim of the bird bath, chirping before she has a drink of water.

And here she goes .........a nice sip of water................

Listen to the song of the Lesser Goldfinch on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology link:

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