Friday, May 1, 2009

Goldfinch and Crossbills

Before I left home for school this morning, I noticed a lot of bird activity around my bird feeders. Pinc siskin had been joined by about 30 American Goldfinch and a dozen Red Crossbills. It was fun watching them fight over the seeds and space to feed.

Crossbills are one of my favorite birds, but they wreck havoc on my niger seed socks as they twist their bills to get the seeds out. I filled several feeders with sunflower seeds to discourage them from stealing the niger seeds. I got some interesting pictures of the birds feeding.

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