Reptile

Leaf it Be

12 days ago   |   By Ornithology

I was sitting on my garden bench the other day and watched a small flock of Lesser Goldfinches land on my sunflower plants and peck at the leaves. What they were eating I didn't know so when they left I searched the leaves for bugs. No bugs. Turns out the sunflower leaves were full of holes - birds were eating the leaves of the plants. The same with my kale. No wonder I could not find any insects. I wasn't aware that goldfinches did that. Leaves are not very nutritious and provide only about half the calories of fruits and a quarter of that of insects. And they take a long time to digest...
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