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Old 06-04-2015, 10:59 AM
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I often stand just inside the screen sliding door with Harry on my head because he enjoys listening to the robins and cardinals and yelling things at them in English.

There was a male goldfinch in a nearby pine tree who saw him and seemed very curious, probably because Harry is mostly yellow and black. The finch flew to the fence to get a better look, and then flew right to the door, tried to hover, and then perched on the screen for about half a minute. He was only a few inches away, staring at Harry. Harry said "good bird" which he always does if he's nervous, and the goldfinch seemed to conclude this was not a rival but some weird alien, and he flew off.

Interesting experience.

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:15 AM
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That is so cool!!

How polite and nice of Harry to try to be friendly with his "Good Bird" greeting.

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:20 AM
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It was funny, the goldfinch was just staring at him, probably thinking "why is he turning green, and what happened to his beak?"... but that was the closest I've ever been to a goldfinch so it was nice, they're so beautiful this time of year.
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It was funny, the goldfinch was just staring at him, probably thinking "why is he turning green, and what happened to his beak?"... but that was the closest I've ever been to a goldfinch so it was nice, they're so beautiful this time of year.
Goldfinch are gorgeous, I agree. We have them in this area as well.

I once found a goldfinch feather and was so excited.
Rather funny really since I have birds the same color and lots of their feathers but there was something about the fact that I knew it was from a goldfinch that made it special for me.

I wonder if Harry was thinking, "Why is that bird outside instead of being cared for and pampered like me!?"
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:49 AM
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What a cute story! Thanks for sharing!
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Ahh that's so cute. What else can Harry say?

We'd also love to see a photo of Harry on your head.
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Aww, how cute! Harry was very polite to Mr. Goldfinch--it was too bad Goldfinches don't speak English!
Mallorn saw a sparrow once and she just squawked at him until he flew away-- I think she was saying "Bow down, peasant!"

I love goldfinches, the American goldfinch is so dapper at this time of year!
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Aww, how cute! Harry was very polite to Mr. Goldfinch--it was too bad Goldfinches don't speak English!
Mallorn saw a sparrow once and she just squawked at him until he flew away-- I think she was saying "Bow down, peasant!"

I love goldfinches, the American goldfinch is so dapper at this time of year!
Malllorn also behaves like an Alpha female like Gisele.

Maybe they should meet...NOT!
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Lol I was reading this thinking it had said goldfish and I was like why was there a goldfish in the tree??!!!!!!

What a great experience and so cute of Harry to tell the 'Goldfish' he's a good bird
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What a great story! You do have a very polite bird
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