carduelis (thistle) tristis (sad, in allusion to its plaintive call)
Monday, May 28, 1979 — 2:02 pm
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
I was sitting on a bench outside an antique store watching the Evening and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The goldfinch flew into the jack pine grove that surrounded the store and landed on the roof. It hopped down and began eating on a feeder that hung from the store’s eaves.