|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.
ekol hoca says
Beautiful images! I love how the gardens have attracted so much wildlife to such a small space. I've seen rabbits in the vegetables and last week one in the butterfly garden munching on the petals of a flower.
we have not seen any goldfinches this year in our garden. we feed them thistle seed, and usually have regular visits, but not this year.
Yes 🙂 I spotted a goldfinch in the Central garden immediately after spotting the sign about Goldfinches.
They LOVE my Rudbeckia and Zinnias too. I keep a Niger seed feeder in my garden all summer to have lots of these beauties in my yard. Once on Four Mile Run spotted a tree with a whole flock of them settling in for the night. Talk about TWITTER!