Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Flowers: Bird Seed


Chickadees and Goldfinches love the seeds of Purple Coneflowers
which bloom in abundance in our garden in August.
I don't cut the fading blooms as they are
the ones the birds choose to feed on.
Have a great weekend and
take time to enjoy the beauty around you!

16 comments:

  1. I love this picture.The Chickadee seems very intent on it's feeding.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  2. What a cute photograph! Happy thoughts for the weekend!

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  3. That's a great capture!

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  4. I love your friday flowers and look forward to them all week, but this one is especially adorable.

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  5. Two of my favorite things, coneflowers and chickadees. An adorable photo for "friday's flowers." In the past week or so, I have seen (and heard) more chickadees then I did all summer. Do they migrate further north for the summer and are starting to come back?

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  6. Cute picture Ruth. I leave my coneflowers all winter and am amazed to see how many birds take advantage of them.

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  7. Other than usual "dead-heading," I have no idea why some people seem so intent on immediately stripping fading blooms. I love the character they add. And as your lovely photograph shows, the birds adore them.

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  8. I could just smooch that little guy on the back of the head!

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  9. Love seeing the chickadees dining on flowers. :c)

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  10. Great pic and a good tip too.

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  11. I planted a few cornflowers for the first time this year. They are blooming nicely and now that I know this, I'll leave them to form up seed heads. They are a lovely looking flower.

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  12. The bird looks pleased with his treat. Smart and kind of you to leave it for him.

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  13. What a super picture. I've never seen them at our flowers. wonder why.

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  14. Ruth,

    As things go to seed from now into the fall, more and more birds will visit our gardens. I especially enjoy when blue jays and cardinals come to feed on sunflower seeds. However, this year I didn't plant sunflowers, so am going to miss that part of autumn.

    Lovely shot. Hope you've enjoyed this hot, humid weekend.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  15. Thanks to all who commented. The birds do prefer a garden with sheltering bushes. The chickadees and finches sit in the lilac tree and fly down to the garden for a seed or two before they return to a safer branch.

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  16. Great photo! The Goldfinches were just hitting up my Coneflowers this morning.

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