Recently I have seen other photographers’ great Sunflower pictures. I had not seen any fields with enough for even a half decent shot.
That changed by surprise last week. On a walk in the Pomfret Connecticut Audubon Center (500 acres of woods) we tried in vain to find a clear path to a back beaver pond. However at the end of a stand of trees we hit right up against an entire valley of Sunflowers.
Hidden within the flowers was a single Goldfinch. He moved around between the drying seed heads like a kid in a candy store. No competition here and he just stuffed himself.
With these perfect colors to blend in there may have been another thousand birds we couldn’t see. I’ll be happy with this single bird and the colorful show we had.