The bird came to the feeder as I was stitching the first entry on my Corona Kimono Calendar. He gobbled the last of the birdseed, stared at me brazenly then went back to eating looking up at me from time to time.
I took it as a good sign.
I couldn’t find my bird book so I asked my friend Jackie what kind of bird it was. She thought it was a young male Goldfinch, (not just because he was gobbling up the food) because it looks like he’s still molting. I’d seen some yellow birds at the feed in the past couple of weeks, but none this bright and cheeky.
I’m going to miss not seeing the birds more this year than I usually do. They bring me many moments of joy seeing them out my studio window each time they flit onto the feeder and off again.
So I sat quietly, the kimono waiting patiently on my sewing machine, and watched the goldfinch until he flew away.