We use a wide variety of food sources to attract wildlife to our yard. These goldfinches are enjoying thistle seeds. The oranges and watermelon are treats for the orioles and grosbeaks. The plants under the feeder are another food source. What kind of plants are they?
The plants are millet. That is one of the seeds commonly found in bird seed, and if some falls on the ground, it will sprout. The seeds in this millet are almost ready, and the goldfinches have already been nibbling them. It makes a very nice plant, and gives the birds a very nice treat of fresh seeds.