I had my first fledgling being fed on June 9. The peak of the fledglings was late June to mid-July. The young were still apparent after mid-July, but feeding on their own.
Then on August 6, this youngster appeared in the yard, with a clearly perplexed attitude. It pecked around on the platform feeder, then with a slight wing flutter, was fed by its mother ...
|Evening Grosbeak - fledgling|
|Fledgling in foreground - "Is there something here that mom is eating?"|
|"Yea, mom! Thanks!"|
... And ... the sunflower feeders continue to enjoy the real thing. Juvenile American Goldfinches are hard to ID, but it looked like an adult male was "keeping watch" or "standing guard" while a juvenile fed ...
|American Goldfinch on sunflower|