Back home after a very long day trip (I'll post pictures of that this coming week), so I didn't get a chance to post first thing this morning as I normally do.
In fact, I was just going to skip today and post again tomorrow, but I had the most unusual thing happen this evening. As I went out to take the trash to the garbage can, I noticed a female goldfinch at the feeder. Generally the birds fly away as soon as I open the sliding glass door, but this one stayed on the feeder until I got within arm's length and then just flew up to a branch of the redbud. I went back in the house, grabbed the little camera and came back out to see if I could get a picture of her on the tree limb in the fading light. Well, she flew back to the feeder and stayed on the perch while I came up fairly close and took pictures. She didn't fly off until I got too close for comfort. Amazing!
The snapshot is not very good as there really wasn't enough light for the camera and I wasn't about to use the flash. But I like the look of the little goldfinch all fluffed up against the chill of a November evening.