I am linking up my Goldfinch post to the Friday Ark and Camera Critters Both are great memes for the animal and bird lover. The American Goldfinch is a year round bird for me. The male Goldfinch is a beautiful bird, such a pretty bright yellow in the summer months. The female is pretty but a much duller color. They have such a sweet sound, I love to hear them in my yard.
Watching and feeding my yardbirds is one of my favorite things to do. The sunflowers growing in my yard are from the birds dropping the seeds. They love the Black Oiled Sunflower Seeds also known as BOSS. And now it is a treat to see the birds pecking at and eating the seeds on my sunflowers.
On this day I was able to catch the American Goldfinch perched on top of the sunflower and chowing down.
I like to leave the flowers in our yard even after they are past their beautiful flowering stage because I know the birds like to eat the seeds from the dead flowers. The Coneflowers are another flower popular with the birds in the fall time. In a small way it helps me to cut back on my bird seed purchases, if the birds are eating the seeds from my flowers.
I chose to plant coneflowers in our yard because I read that the birds love the eat the seeds in the fall.
To see more wonderful birds and critters please visit the Friday Ark and Camera Critters. Thanks to the host of the Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn of Camera Critters. Thanks also for visiting my post and blog. I always enjoy your comments. I hope you all have a great weekend and try to stay cool. It's HOT out there.