When the goldfinches show up, you know you’re dong something right

Goldfinch intent on eating coneflower seeds

It’s so amazing when these bright bits of canary yellow come swooping into the yard. That’s how you know that the coneflower seeds are ripe. Sunflower seeds are good, too, but only straight from the flowerhead. Goldfinches are so exacting about what they eat, but when they find something they like, they seem to really enjoy it. This one totally ignored me stalking around it, trying to get a clear view for a picture, until I finally came to my senses and just sat down and watched it eat.