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As I came down toward the Florida room I could hear a very different (from
the usual around here) bird sound.  There on the Anise Hyssop (Agastache
rugosa) were 3 gold and black little birds, nibbling away at the flowers.  I
had never seen anything but insects - bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths -
on this plant before.  Since I know very little about birds, I guessed they
were goldfinches.  The pictures I googled look very much like them.

I realize they aren't all that uncommon, but it was a real treat for me to
see them enjoying a plant I grew from seed.


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