Finches in the garden

The great advantage to being a slovenly gardener is the chance to see the local wildlife using your plants long after they have died. A mixed flock of resident finches passed through recently, feeding on seeds from neglected flower corpses.

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This American Goldfinch was munching on Purple Coneflower seeds.

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a seldom-studied, but diagnostic view of a male House Finch

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Lesser Goldfinch

A Bewick’s Wren often hunts for insects in the dead leaves of the clematis, but I doubt he will ever sit still long enough for a photograph.

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