Sunday, 1 August 2010
These American goldfinces are all supposed to be dining politely on the nyger seed in the finch feeder on the right. In fact, the clever little bird brains have discovered that the sunflower feeder on the left has a lot of unshelled seeds in it, courtesy of the way the seed is cleaned, and they have abandoned their traditional diet for fast food. Note that the one female in the batch is definitely defending her space.
I regret that the focus is poor in this - it was taken at extreme telephoto from the nearest place I could hide. I may have to build a blind. That's a male purple finch at top right; yeah, I know he's the colour of ripe raspberries. Lots of guys out for lunch here.