Scrubbles came and begged pointedly for suet whilst I was starting our lunch (boeuf bourginonne, oh yes), and I went and put some outside. He immediately came over to eat, loudly enching for his friend to join. When his friend arrived, both of them indulged in an orgy of croaks and creaks -- which are friendly sounds for blue jays.
(He fears me...)
(But will accept my offerings. Yum.)
While I had the sliding glass door open, I figured I would take a couple pictures of the goldfinches in the apricot tree, which is flowering beautifully. Yellow birds, pink flowers. Gorgeous. I got a couple of them, although they were shy of the camera beeps, and entirely missed the VERY yellow fellow except through the kitchen window screen.
Blurriest. Ever. But also beautiful.
What I have failed UTTERLY to photograph are our two albino goldfinches, of whose presence I was totally unaware until today. Here's what they look like, images stolen from the web.
The partial albino looks a lot like this:
The seriously melanin-deprived "whitefinch" looks more like a white finch with a yellow blush and red eyes. I had a link, but I eated it. :)
Anyway, thought I'd share.