30 March 2010

Fr Z and the Goldfinch Coincidence


No sooner does the first ever pair of Goldfinch come and start feeding from the feeder in the magnolia than Fr Z posts about the Holy Week symbolism of goldfinch here. This pair is so timid that they can even be frightened by the blue tits that come round.
I'd never before heard the story about these birds getting their red faces from trying to remove the thorns from Our Lord's head. I wish I had children young enough to tell.

1 comment:

Rubricarius said...

A good way of attracting Goldfinches in the winter months is to grow some lavender. Do not cut the dead flower heads until this time of the year and Goldfinches love to take the seeds through the winter months.