We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nah. These goldfinches are lovely, and I am still in awe of anyone getting a shot combining still and moving ones. I would have got them all in a blur!
But the velociraptor in every bird somewhat tempers my enthusiasm for them. Dozens of robins vigorously pulling legions of worms out of the field where I walk in the am--talk about predatory!
Wherever did mothers get that stupid phrase tossed in the direction of warring siblings "little birds in their nests agree!" We used to snap back "No, they don't, they peck each other to death or take each other's food or push each other out of the nest...no agreement at all, except that Nature is red in tooth and claw.. "
tasteless brit lover