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July 25, 2012 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Who Ate My Sunflower?

Female Goldfinch on Sunflower

Almost wordless: This was a gorgeous sunflower a few days earlier. While I plant flowers with the wildlife in mind, it would be nice if Mrs. Goldfinch waited a few weeks for the flower to die naturally so we could all enjoy it!

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  1. nonoymanga / Jul 25 2012 1:26 am

    Nice wild life catch!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

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  2. Mary / Jul 25 2012 5:13 am

    Love this!

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  3. BermudaOnion / Jul 25 2012 6:34 am

    I’d gladly share a sunflower with that beauty!

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  4. Jayme / Jul 25 2012 6:55 am

    Love the photo. I was trying to figure out what to plant next year in an empty spot in my garden. I think you just helped me figure it out – sunflowers!

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  5. Meg / Jul 25 2012 8:18 am

    Ha! That expression is great.

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  6. Suko / Jul 25 2012 3:35 pm

    Beautiful pastel colors in this photo, and the bird is priceless!

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  7. CKPHOTO / Jul 25 2012 4:16 pm

    I jeez I just planted a bunch in my backyard, we shall see.

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  8. Jennifer Ryder / Jul 25 2012 8:30 pm

    When I saw the title of your post I guessed that it must’ve been a goldfinch before I even read it! At least you made HER happy.

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  9. Beth F / Jul 26 2012 5:17 am

    Great capture! But really, where were her manners?

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  10. Leslie / Jul 26 2012 3:35 pm

    Mrs. Goldfinch was still there this morning. Having finished up the first flower she was tearing up a second one and singing beautifully while she did it. I’m pretty sure she has a nest nearby.

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  11. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / Jul 27 2012 12:12 pm

    Definitely looks like she’s enjoying it! We planted sunflowers seeds (two varieties) twice this summer, and I think the weather has just been too cool for them to sprout. Either that or the birds have been stealing them out of the soil. I’ve never had trouble growing them before though, so it’s very odd. But we have had an unusually cool summer here (we’ve got to be one of the few places in the US to be able to say that). Right now it’s 60 degrees outside and we’ll probably be in the 70s later today. Normally at the end of July temps are approaching 100 here.

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  12. Marie / Jul 27 2012 7:54 pm

    Awesome catch! I grew sunflowers last year and the same thing happened. I wasn’t lucky enough to catch the culprit in the act, though. Great job!

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