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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fat Goldfinch

This is an unusually chubby Goldfinch!
Preening himself is difficult.
He rests a lot and flies slowly.
No, this bird is not puffed up against the cold.  It is probably twice as big as the other finches in my yard.
I know how he feels.  It is hard to say, "no" when it tastes so good.
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7 comments:

KaHolly said...

How odd! Poor little guy. If he gets any fatter, how will he fly?

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A fat cutie..!!
Costas

TexWisGirl said...

i hope he makes it!

Esther Montgomery said...

How strange.

Amy Parker said...

I think it's a she, isn't it? Or all they all the muted color in the winter? Or could it be a juvenile -- who's still wearing her downy coat?

Beyond My Garden said...

Amy, They are all muted in the winter. The females are even browner. They will be turning bright yellow and black very soon. Goldfinches are among the first birds in spring to molt into their summer clothes. Also one of the firsts to nest.

RedPat said...

I hope he isn't ill!