Looking out of the window…

Goldfinches on a feeder

Goldfinches on a feeder

It is raining outside
not the downpour that we usually get
but a nice gentle rain
that will remain
in the garden

The birds are on the feeders
lots of beautiful goldfinches
squabbling over which perch to take
as they consume the thistle seed
while the sparrows
feed on the floor
the leftovers

The doves too big to perch
flutter their wings
in a vain attempt to settle
on feeders made for smaller birds
and in the end hang on
flapping their wings
as they eat the sunflower seed.

There are no Hummingbirds
to drink at the feeder
still hanging for them
as they have flown
to warmer climes.