|Can you see the goldfinch standing
on the sunflower leaf?
Goldfinches love to eat sunflower seeds, so it’s a good thing we have plenty of sunflowers!
Goldfinches are one of the only songbirds that feeds its young seeds, not insects. Thistles and sunflowers are their favorite, and they nest late in the summer to take advantage of the abundant crops.
They’re shy, and startle easily, but with a little patience and a sharp eye, you should be able to observe them in the garden at the Columbia Pike Branch Library (where these photos were taken) or the Central Library.