Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thistle bath

American Goldfinch are partial to thistle seed and are not too fussy about whether or not they are native or introduced thistles. In order to feed on thistles, they sometimes get right down into their scratchy heads as though bathing in their food supply… Just watch this male go at it from every angle, creating a mist of floating thistle seed!

Of course, it is not just thistles that they like to feed on in this manner!

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