A single row of sunflowers is a delight in my garden! As the flowers fade and seeds form a flock of yellow canaries and some peach faced loved birds descended on the tasty seed heads. I heard them chatter, I heard their songs. They were everywhere in the garden.
I looked out my window and saw 7 bright yellow birds perched on the fountain edge. Then just as suddenly as they had appeared I had no pretty birds on the flowers. Upon closer inspection of the sunflowers I discovered the spent bloom heads had been picked clean! Still more blooms are opening daily so I will watch to see if as the next batch of blooms fades if the pretty yellow canaries return. Bird Alert! A birder friend corrected my description of my visitors, these are lesser goldfinch not wild canaries!