Since May, I've been following some Lesser Goldfinches that like to hang out in the raised garden bed at my son's school. They particularly like the sunflowers, but will also perch on some of the trees on the campus. Below are various photos I've taken of them over the past few months.
Female in a tree in the parking lot watching the sunset.
She was also keeping an eye on me!
Male on the very tippy top of one of the trees on campus...surveying his domain.
And enjoying the breeze in his feathers.
The male bird again...this time in the small tree in the raised garden bed.
Such tiny little legs!
Here's the female hanging out on a sunflower stalk.
Then she flew to a nearby tree branch when I got a little too close.
I haven't seen them around lately so they may have moved to another location. The garden beds were stripped and re-planted when school started at the end of August so the sunflowers are gone at least for now. I'm sure they'll be re-planted soon and I hope I'll see the Goldfinches again!