Monday, May 13, 2013

Q and A about goldfinch.

Q: Describe a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage.

A: That wasn't a question.  It was a demand.

Q: Fine. What does a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage look like?

A: Okay.  Well, it's a small canary-yellow bird with a black forehead, and black wings with some white on them.


Q: Wrong!  It's a small canary-yellow bird with a black forehead, and wings best described as "a miraculous licorice-vanilla swirl."  (See above.)

A: You could have at least taken a picture without a stick in the way.

Q: There's always a stick in the way.


4 comments:

pattib said...

Love it! And so love that you are back-in-blog. :)

Susannah Anderson said...

Beautiful bird!

The last one I saw had half a tree in the way.

Neil Kelley said...

I like this Q guy.

Hugh said...

Hi Patti, Thanks.

Susannah, they are remarkably common birds, but very good at hiding in trees.

Neil, Maybe he will become a recurring character.