This goldfinch must’ve been ravenous! He proved quite determined to pluck every single seed out of a faded wild sunflower, pecking at the little globe from every angle.

My had husband pointed out the flash of yellow among the quivering stems and we watched for about 10-15 minutes as he performed his acrobatics during breakfast yesterday. Β A few minutes later, the Mrs. showed up to finish off what he’d left.

Goldfinch on seed head.
He didn’t fall on his head, but was working his way around the globe of a sunflower seed head.
Goldfinch eating seeds.
There’s got to be more seed at this angle.
Goldfinch eating seed.
Keep going. A clue to how he got into the position of the top photo.

15 thoughts on “Target fixation, goldfinch style

    1. The whole sequence was rather funny. First he landed on top of the seed head and his weight carried the whole stem to the ground. That’s when he got all sideways and upside down with it. πŸ™‚

      1. I’m so sure of it! Me…heavily pregnant, struggling round on hands and knees taking macros of tiny flowers in the grass. People must have thought I’d lost the plot!

      2. Makes me laugh to think of it, although I certainly hope nobody caught me on camera – not me at my most elegant! Still, I got the shots, so happy days!

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