Welcome to "The Last Leaf Gardener," a blog by Patricia Youngquist. I am a photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. My website includes my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the fourth image in sidebar (Left) to visit. I also have published a three volume book series, "Words In Our Beak," in which the stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. Click on the first image in the sidebar (Right) for info.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016
Welcome, Ms. American Goldfinch!
Today I had a new visitor who braved the cold April showers. The bird I'm speaking about is an American Goldfinch and she can be seen in the photo atop this entry. I've never seen this bird type prior to today. And her visit was most welcome for it's has been a very cold and rainy day here in NYC. I had hoped to pay a visit to Super, the Northern Flicker that I helped rescue earlier this week. But it wasn't the rain that prevented me from going to see him, rather, I decided to wait until this coming Tuesday, as that's the day I'll be able to see the man who evaluated Super when I first brought him in. I am not opposed to visiting Super often, but I know the rehabbers are busy and I don't want to be a pest. It was hard for me to get Super out of mind in order to have a good night's sleep last night! I kept seeing his little face as he peered out of the cage when I went to visit him this past Thursday.
He has to stay in a cage while he is being treated and I'm sure it's disorienting for him.
Meanwhile, many thanks to the folks at WBU Paramus who helped me identify my newcomer (who is also featured in the three photos below). The WBU Paramus might sound familiar to you, dear reader, as I have referred to them in a post here on Blogger.