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!
12 thoughts on “Pretty Petal Pickers”
Omg these photo are incredible!! I love the way the colors pop and the birds are adorable 😀
They are a delight to watch!
Beautiful shots, Kathy. Have a great 4th of July. 🙂
Thanks…and same to you!
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!
These little guys are like sunshine with wings. 🙂
What an unbelievably beautiful photo a goldfinch and a flower (and Kathy’s photographic eye) makes!
They were so busy that I wasn’t sure I would be able to get any photos that weren’t blurry!
Well, you nailed it!
I had a goldfinch on the feeder this morning. Always a welcome sight.
Little glimpses of glory!
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