Tuesday, August 12, 2008

yellow finches

This is the first year that I've seen my purple coneflowers/echinacea blooming. They're gorgeous and should be part of any perennial garden. The blooms are now starting to die back due the extreme heat we've had in Virginia. Since I haven't grown these plants before, I almost cut off the seed heads last weekend. I'm so happy that I didn't! There are now 3 yellow finches feasting on the numerous seeds available! They are beautiful! This is the first time I've seen yellow finches in the yard (or in Virginia). What a sight! I haven't been able to capture them on camera, but noticed that several photographers on flickr caught these birds in action. Check out this action shot.

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