Goldfinches are my favourite native bird. They have a beautifully melodic song and their vibrant plumage brings light and colour to these dull January days, days that are dulled even further by senseless acts of terrorism that are all too common in a world that seems to have lost its way.
A flock of around twenty goldfinches regularly visit my garden. They are a joy to watch and help serve as a timely reminder that there is much beauty in this world if we simply allow it to flourish. There is, I am sure, much beauty within each of us too if we choose to focus our efforts on compassion and kindness instead of perverse viewpoints and mindless violence.