Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day!

My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds.

There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans…

… finches on the red Sunflowers…

…but mostly, there were finches feasting on the Zinnias.

This poor fellow painstakingly picked petal after petal…

…only to have a watchful, yet wily female swoop in and say, “I’ll take it from here.”

But the coy coup didn’t seem to deter him in the least. He merely flew off…

…landed on a stem to survey the selection…

…and proceeded to repeat the petal picking process!

These beauties brighten any day!

 

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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12 Responses to Pretty Petal Pickers

  1. Rachel says:

    Omg these photo are incredible!! I love the way the colors pop and the birds are adorable 😀

  2. H.J. for avian101 says:

    Beautiful shots, Kathy. Have a great 4th of July. 🙂

  3. dawnkinster says:

    I had a garden full of zinnias last year, don’t recall ever seeing finches, or anyone else, pull petals off like that. Very cool!

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    What an unbelievably beautiful photo a goldfinch and a flower (and Kathy’s photographic eye) makes!

  5. lulu says:

    I had a goldfinch on the feeder this morning. Always a welcome sight.

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