I came across a small flock of American Goldfinches in a tree in Carrollton’s Nob Hill Park. The tree was laden with small masses of clumped together leaves. Evidently, these constructs represented the egg sack or larval home of some kind of insect.

The goldfinches were raiding these leafy containers with gusto. All over the tree, these small yellow birds were plucking off leaves, tearing the sacks open, and feasting on whatever it was they contained.

American Goldfinch - Raider

American Goldfinch - Raider

American Goldfinch - Raider

American Goldfinch - Raider

American Goldfinch - Raider

American Goldfinch - Raider