goldfinchIn idly perusing a book over the weekend, I learned of a collective noun I don’t recall hearing before, a “charm of goldfinches”.

I’d certainly say this is apropos.   I keep a thistle-seed feeder on the porch of Port Swiller Manor specifically for the little chaps, who flock to it in great numbers.  (It is not unusual to see 10 to 12 in and about it all at once.)

The spectacle, especially when they’re all in their summah plumage, is, well, charming.