Goldfinches are not the only birds attracted to the garden as is evidenced by this phoebe perched on the fence. This is a species that I have been trying to capture for some time but all opportunities to date had been ones with the bird sitting on a wire. Finally when this bird perched nearby I broke down and took a "wire shot". I always hesitate to shoot wire shots preferring instead natural perches but apparently the phoebe prefer sitting on the wire.
Downy Woodpeckers are usually seen working up and down tree trunks however when a pair of Downies visited the garden they didn't hesitate to check out the okra plants and the canna lilies; climbing the plants searching for insects the same as they do on tree trunks.
Caught in the act, a goldfinch poses on a sunflower head with nearly all of the seeds gone. I was hoping to harvest some seed for winter feeding however the goldfinches have different ideas.