Goldfinches love coneflower seeds. It’s a thing. Every year I deadhead some of my coneflowers to save for planting, but I leave some so that the birds will want to visit our garden. The goldfinches have been enjoying the chicory all summer and even though that’s almost done blooming, this will keep them coming back.
I couldn’t get very close to them – this is using the max zoom on my camera and then cropping in – and when I tried to get a little closer I made too much noise and scared them off. But they were back in a moment, once I had gone back inside.