Another short note — and goldfinches!

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:

goldfinch_m

and the female, getting her fill:

goldfinch_f

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Animals, Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Another short note — and goldfinches!

  1. The Ridger says:

    I LOVE goldfinches! Great shots.

  2. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s