Thistle Eater

You can purchase thistleseed in grocery and home stores to feed goldfinches but I’ve never actually seen them eating it in the wild.  In fact, the ones at our house eat sunflower seeds more reliably than thistle.  But there they were today, pulling the thistles apart, oblivious of me stopping to watch.  There were a pair of American Goldfinches but this one was the only one that stayed still.

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