Goldfinches are seed-eaters, and like their bright yellow color implies, they like sunflowers best of all.
We watch them up close as they feast on the sunflowers right outside our window. They don’t wait for the seeds to fully develop. Instead, they perch on top of the flower, pull out the top petals to get them out of the way, then flip upside down to pull out the immature seeds.
This makes for lots of sunflowers missing their top petals, but we don’t mind because it’s fun to watch. Not so easy for me to photograph though, it seems. Can you spot the goldfinch with his white butt up in the air?