Tuesday, 22 June 2010

R.I.P. Mrs Goldfinch

I wanted a separate post for this, it was a very bizarre event that I witnessed yesterday morning...

I was in the front garden, emptying my moth trap, when I heard an unusual call from our largest tree.

It was a Goldfinch, uttering a single noted call, one I hadn't heard before. Then all of a sudden, from it's perch high up in this tree, it dropped like a stone to the ground. She flopped around in grass very briefly, but then stopped moving altogether. I walked over to find her dead.

We have had a pair of Goldfinches in the garden for a few months now, and the male was out there this morning, singing away - hoping to find a new mate I presume?

Here she is, for the last time...

...Rest in Peace

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