Saturday, June 4, 2011

Irises vs. Finches?

My funny "Aha!" moment story.  (Well, maybe it was a funny "Duh" moment.) 

I love seeing the birds in my yard, and I'm always trying to capture good photos of them.  So, when I saw 3 or 4 pretty little finches in my irises, I grabbed the camera to get a shot of them.

I slowly crept around so as not to scare them away.  Can you see the 3 finches?  I was rather proud that I was able to snap a few photos before they flew away.

Once they flew away, I went to see what they were so interested in.  Bugs in my flowers? 

Upon closer inspection, I found this:

Duh.  While I was snapping photos of these "cute" little birds, they were destroying the iris buds, pecking to get to the tender center.  And to think I was carefully sneaking around to not scare them away while they were actually ruining the flowers!  I guess the joke is on me.  If it's not the deer, it's the finches!


  1. I vote for the irises. They're beautiful.

  2. oh, no how awful, finches are around a lot longer then the irises. I vote with Michelle for the irises.

  3. That middle photo has my vote! Pretty.
    Fox : )

  4. Wow, didn't know Goldfinches fancied flowers. But destroying Irises gets priveleges revoked. Save the blooms!


Thanks for your thoughts - I read and appreciate every one!