Sunflowers in Song

Behind the sunflowers, Mr. Peepers is birdwatching too!
Behind the sunflowers, Mr. Peepers is birdwatching too!

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.

Resting briefly from the sunflower buffet, this guy is among the Bird of Paradise blooms
Resting briefly from the sunflower buffet, this guy is among the Bird of Paradise blooms

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.

The fountain awaits the return of the canaries!
The fountain awaits the return of the canaries!

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