My mom, my mother-in-law and even my husband has urged me to pull out the excess sunflowers but,being the bird watcher that I am and seeing what it attracted, has made me very reluctant to do that because of the joy that they bring me.
And that joy is……
Goldfinches! They love them! I never could attract them till that one year. I allowed them to grow in my flower bed.
Now, not only do they come to the sunflowers, but they come to our feeders as well. Sorry for the blurriness.
I had taken then through a screen.
If you have trouble attracting birds, I would advise you to plant some seeds next spring and see what birds you can “Harvest”.