There's strong evidence that finches have been in my gardens lately, and I admit I am fascinated by the different designs they create when eating the seed heads of purple coneflowers
I don't cut the coneflower stems down until all the seeds are gone.
Coneflower seed head WITHOUT seeds
I think the finches have been very hungry!
Ornamental grass seeds
I leave these up for winter interest in my gardens. To tell you the truth, I don't know if the birds eat these seeds or not.
I am linking to NATURE NOTES.