Monday, March 28, 2011

Finches eat flowers-who knew?

House finches and purple finches, regular visitors to the birdie spa, really like plum blossoms...almost as much as sunflower seeds.

Generally, anywhere from 10 to 30 finches visit the plum tree in the front yard birdie spa. I wondered why I was seeing flowers on the ground shortly after the tree started flowering.

Then I saw this guy twisting himself upside down to get the unopened blossoms, and picking off already open flowers to get to them. >

Hmm! Now I'm wondering if that's why there weren't many flowers last spring.

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