A Coopers Hawk appeared suddently, sending everyone to hide in the bushes......
A few minutes later, all the goldfinches were back. The finches are now almost completly in their winter plumage:
I took about a dozen pictures of the Goldfinches, and one of the finches seems a little bit odd :
Quite odd, really, since it was not indeed a Goldfinch, but a Pine Warbler!!!! That was a good find for my yard, a new bird for the year (year bird #59 for the yard)