Culture Art & Media Photo: Handsome Goldfinch Forages Among the Flowers By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Amanda Kleinman / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Washington D.C. We see so many wildlife photos of birds poised with a newly caught insect in the beak, that seeing one eating a scrap of flower debris seems a bit unusual. But for the goldfinch – like the one here photographed by Amanda Kleinman – it's business as usual. As Cornell Lab of Ornithology explains, "Goldfinches are among the strictest vegetarians in the bird world, selecting an entirely vegetable diet and only inadvertently swallowing an occasional insect." Right on, goldfinches! Amanda notes that the photo was taken this summer at the American University Arboretum. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.