I wanted to cap off last week with images of burrowing owls in central South Dakota, but I didn't see any in the prairie dog towns where I saw them in May 2009. Maybe the hot, dry wind pushed them under ground and I went home with an empty memory card. At home over the long weekend I decided to finally get some shots of the goldfinches that frequent my bird feeder. When I lived in Massachusetts I got a lot of goldfinch images in my back yard, and after a slow start I've finally built up a goldfinch clientele at my South Dakota residence. Click on the images for larger versions.