Posted by: atowhee | August 18, 2012


Here’s a sequence of pictures of a Lesser Goldfinch eating sunflower leaves in our garden.

One reader of this blog confirmed that Lesser Goldfinches are also going after the sunflower plants in that garden, as well. Another reader said she annually plants Swiss chard just for her goldfinches, who eat all the leaves ezcept for the veins.


  1. […] the veins in late summer, after the seeds are all gone.  They left me with sunflower skeletons.  You can click here to see pictures I got of one chowing down on sunflower leaf in August.  Here I have better images of the de-greened […]

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