I was quite pleased the other day to see this little guy enjoying my seeding basil plant. We’re not supposed to put seeds out on the balcony for birds, which we enjoyed doing in our last place because we always had a number of different birds come to visit. It was entertaining to watch their antics, or to try to identify them. At this place though, we get very few bird visitors to our balcony, though we hear them in the nearby trees.
So it was a very pleasant surprise to see this gold finch finding something tasty. He/she (or perhaps another little friend) has visited quite a few times since I took this photo. I don’t enjoy living in an urban area, so it’s nice to have these little reminders of nature.