Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunflower gold for the goldfinches

Recall the lesser goldfinches inhabiting the seedbags, posted last week? In nature, the same goldfinches would be swarming that prolific sunflower bush in a couple of weeks once the flowers give way to seeds.

By the way, here are the same seedbag feedbags with a full complement of 21 hungry birds. My thanks to Bob for sharing this photo.

5 comments:

Catalyst said...

That second photo is a classic!

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

What a classic. Males doing all the eating. Females off somewhere doing the work. I want to come back as a goldfinch.

Anonymous said...

Next year, will the seedbag feedbags be covered with peach-faced lovebirds instead of finches? LOL

~Anon in AV.

C. Marie Byars said...

Do the "lesser" goldfinches feel "lesser" themselves? (Ha, ha!) Nice bird photography!

Granny J said...

cat-A -- isn't it just -- friend Bob sent me a collection of hungry birds.

boonie -- I thought you had worked out a pretty good way of life already.

anon av -- not next year. Maybe in 10 years.

cmarie -- I too have often wondered about assorted bird name modifiers, like "lesser" or "great" or, for that matter, "endangered" and "threatened".

 
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