A little while back, I found this lesser goldfinch feasting on thistle. When I found him, he already had one clump of thistle clutched with his foot.
He saw another piece he liked and…
now he had two.
He started munching away, but got a little animated, causing one of the clumps to drop. No problem, there’s one more right here.
This time, we wasn’t taking chances, and kept the new thistle in his mouth.
After sitting there a while, I think he realized that in order to consume his new finds, he’d have to relocate to a better location. And off he went.