Saturday, May 3, 2014

Centaurea crocodylium & Lady bird

Some cool thistle bird seed images:

Centaurea crocodylium & Lady bird
thistle bird seed

Image by Thistle-Garden
Common name – Blush Centaury-thistle
Location – My garden, Surrey UK
Form – Annual
Size – 45(80)cm
Flowering – V-VI
Habitat – Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation
Distribution – Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria.
Origin – Seeds collected in Israel, many thanks to Ori
Syn – Colymbada crocodylium ; Crocodylium syriacum ; Centaurea crocodylioides ; Centaurea dinsmoreana

American Goldfinch
thistle bird seed

Image by ezz_eddie
These little birds are numerous at our feeders. All though the books say they head south to warmer climate I had two at my feeder this week Jan19th. They favor thistle seed but will eat black oil sunflower seeds.

Tags:bird, Centaurea, crocodylium, Lady


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