Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sometimes I take on more than I can swallow

I read somewhere that birds have to acquire the taste for Safflower. I think this one liked it ok, he just needs to learn how to eat it, without choking. Enlarge the 3rd photo for a better view.

13 comments:

Carletta said...

Hopefully he'll get the hang of it.
Great shots of him/her.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Great set. You've got some great photographs of the flying cuties :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Leedra, It's amazing how many of our birds like Safflower. I had read that most of them don't. BUT--they do!!! The Tufted Titmice almost prefer it to the Sunflower seeds... What's up with that?

Cute pictures of the Goldfinch.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm sure he will get it figured out,in the meantime you can have fun taking pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

I bet that happens more than we know - he might need a drink of snow after that ;-) Cute series!

Mary said...

What an odd capture! You were in the right place at the right time! Poor thing. I tried putting out safflower once and the Cardinals ignored it. Don't think anyone showed much interest.

George said...

What a great series of excellent closeups. I'll bet this experience didn't discourage him from going after more seeds!

Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
These are great close-ups of the pretty little Goldfinch! I've watched these birds hold the sunflower seed down with their foot while they try to get the hull off with their beak. At our feeders they prefer the Thistle seed.

Darla said...

Great photos, come and tell me if I photographed a Warbler or a Goldfinch please.

Tina said...

Well, I think he really enjoyed the challenge of that seed and I'm sure he figured it out. You really seem to have a variety of items for them to eat...I like that! :)

marmee said...

great series of bird photos for the last several posts.

Shellmo said...

Your goldfinch looks so soft and sweet! I have discovered this winter that the goldfinch is a scrappy survivor and was eating at all my different feeders.

lisaschaos said...

Too funny! Such a funny lil fellow! :)

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