Monday, February 13, 2012

My Front Yard Garden (2011)

Yellow Marigold

White Cosmos

Dwarf Zinnia Pumila

Dark Pink Zinnia

Teddy Bear Sunflower

Butterfly on Pink Zinnia
Blending in so well....

American Goldfinch
Spring males are brilliant yellow and shiny black with a bit of white. Females and all winter birds are more dull but identifiable by their conical bill; pointed, notched tail; wingbars; and lack of streaking. Also, male is a small, noisy finch with a bright yellow body, black cap, wings, and tail, and white rump and undertail coverts. Wings have flashy white patches and bright yellow shoulder bar. Bill is pink and conical.

Goldfinches prefer brushy thickets, weedy grasslands, and nearby trees.
American Goldfinch
Female is duller with olive back and lacks black cap and yellow shoulder bars. 

Hummingbird on Dark Pink Zinnia

Dwarf Zinnia Pumila

Red Gladiolus

Sunflowers from behind


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