UnbelievablePosted: January 7, 2016
I had always wanted a wild bird to land on me. I have tried enticing them with a container of seed. Some birds looked and thought about landing, but never did.
Recently, I was standing in the yard preparing to get to work on a bed. I had my cell phone out and was turning on a podcast to listen to while working. The phone was flat in my hand when, unbelievably, a Goldfinch landed on it! Wow! As it turned out, the bird was just as surprised as me. I gave a tiny jerk and it flew off to the feeder.
As I have observed the Goldfinches over the years and I find that they are usually really tired and hungry when they arrive. This one probably just miscalculated and thought I was the feeder.