Photo Friday September 28, 2012 “Gold Finch”

This sweet little bird flew into one of the [closed] windows of our house. I ran outside immediately and chased the kitties away. She was dazed but looked like she would recover. Hubby and I took her into the house but quickly moved her to the garage when she tried to fly. After two hours, she was still disoriented but definitely looking better. I took her outside and put her in a tree. Realizing I would never get a better chance to take pictures, I went back for my camera. The bird rewarded my help by sitting patiently until I filled my camera card.

A small grey and yellow bird we think is a female gold finch


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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One Response to Photo Friday September 28, 2012 “Gold Finch”

  1. Pingback: Bird Meets Window | Fence Post Diaries

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