Monday, September 28, 2009

The Party's Almost Over



The garden has been teeming with birds. There are still lots of flowers, but many of the plants have gone to seed. Seed heads of all sizes and shapes are there for the different birds to eat. This sunflower is nearly empty. The smaller ones are picked cleaner still. It's been dreary and rainy for several days, but the birds were still out there. Yesterday there were more robins than I could count. The migrating birds are moving through. The blue jays, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, and perhaps a pair of cardinals will stick around to help clean up when the others have moved the party further south. We will reward them with suet and a full bird feeder, thankful that they stay here with us.

4 comments:

Barbee' said...

Isn't it interesting to watch them! They do a thorough job of cleaning up the seed, too. I enjoyed your photos.

Michelle said...

Summer flew by so fast, I can't believe October is just a few days away. I can see the color in the trees in your blog header photo.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becky! They cleaned it pretty well! Do you have chipmunks enjoying the feast? The image is pretty, with all those flowerheads around.

azplantlady said...

What a beautiful sunflower photo. You captured the essence of autumn perfectly.