On Watching From the Window
A charm of goldfinches
dotted amongst bare branches
like tiny jewels
Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku a Day #4 Surprise
Looking out the window at the trees outside I saw about a dozen tiny birds suddenly descend – hanging like little baubles on the bare branches. It was only when I looked through binoculars I could see the amazing colours of their plumage – bright, bright red and yellow alongside black and white. Such stunning markings and so unexpected. We thought they were some sort of finches and after Googling realised they were goldfinches. Did you know a little bundle of these birds are referred to as a charm of goldfinches? I didn’t but the phrase suits them perfectly, they certainly are full of charm…as was the tree, now seemingly decorated with brightly coloured little jewels.