Gail of Green Living

The “Bird Feeder”
July 18, 2011, 2:44 pm
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The Bird Feeder

This is an unplanned feature of my Knollwood neighbor’s backyard.  They call it “the bird feeder”, because House Finches have found it to be perfect for their appetites.  The sunflowers are about 3-4″ in diameter and when the seeds are mature, the petals fall off and the fiches use their delicate beaks to retreieve the seeds.  When they are finished, they almost look like a dandilion.  When this routine is finished (probably not until a winter freeze, if we get one), the owners will replant their citrus trees they had removed for construction of the new house.

This photo shows a “after” and “before” the finches:

From left, after the finches and before the finches

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