Tuna Melt For My Lunch and Thistle Seed for the Goldfinch


Picked up Laura for lunch at the Brown Bag Deli in German Village, Columbus OH.

We had a glass bottle of 1/2 Tea 1/2 Lemonade, some Cape Cod Kettle Chips and a dill pickle on the side.


Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt reminds me of my friend Joanne and also my childhood.  As I remember they were on an English Muffin half then.


Mark has to keep filling the Goldfinch feeder as they flock in and love to eat the nyjer/ thistle seed.  It hangs in a birch tree in their backyard.

My mother’s parents, Charlotte and Judd Van Sickle,  were real bird watchers and kept a life list of all the birds they saw. Cousin John still has the list and maybe I can get him to guest blog it sometime.

I thought of my grandparents  as I watched the finches gather in to dine.  Only one brave finch stayed to eat as I crept around with my 70-200 lens and camera.  They were attuned to an intruder but this one stayed to eat anyway.

American Gold FinchSo my lunch and bird lunch on the blog today

Goldfinch 3My first shot as I approached the backyard feeder. The question is, how do the other finches know to come to this particular place to find the thistle seed?

7 thoughts on “Tuna Melt For My Lunch and Thistle Seed for the Goldfinch

  1. My mother always said not to feed stray cats because they would keep coming back. Maybe birds are the same way.

  2. Now if only you had a fish to feed, you would have come full-circle on this post!

    My MIL is an avid bird watcher – and now, every time I see a unique bird (or a reference like this blog post), I think of her, and I smile. I didn’t really notice birds before – but I do now! Great shots of the lone brave bird.

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