Just a short post today. The American Goldfinch is present all the year around in the timber around our house. We see them every day but it is really not easy to get close to them for a frame filling picture. During my lunch break today I tried to snap a few shots of the House Wren who is extremely busy to catch enough insects for the young ones in the bird box. Suddenly this male goldfinch landed at the nearby birdbath and so I just made a few clicks of this wonderful bird instead. It wasn't before I reviewed the images on my screen when I saw that the finch had some unusual growth on his right foot between the toes. I don't know what it is but I like to find out.