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By jacque

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For the past 2/3wks iv seen 4 Beatiful Gold Finches Eatting From & Hopping about in My Laural /Pear Trees ! I was amazed @ seeing them & so many 2 ! Well yesterday i brought a Niger Seed Feeder as Many Members z they Love To Eat This Seed:) so i follwed the Advice & went to My Local Pet Shop & Purchased a Niger Seed Feeder With some seed 2 fill it with :)

This Morning about 8am i did my normal nose out my Kitchen Window while waiting fro my Kettle 2 Boil for a Nice Cuppa Tea & i couldnt blieve my Eyes ! I rushed to get My Camera & heres what i saw :)

I was so amazed & i kept watching him , Then i slowly went outside creeping over to my trellis & hid behind it so i could get a better look/Photo of Him :) Then another Male Gold Finch Joined Him :)

It was Wonderful Watching Them & i couldnt believe they were Feeding From The New Feeder so Soon? :)

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That's wonderful Jacque. They must have liked the seeds. I bet you were over the moon to see them. I used to see them in my old garden but none up here.

21 Mar, 2009

 

I was really Happy that they came to the Feeder so soon Hywel :) They stayed a good while filling their Little Bellys :)

21 Mar, 2009

 

They are such beautiful birds, Jacque. Ours come every day and last year we had their babies as well - all four came! You did the right thing with Niger seed - they also like teasels.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Jacque ~ well done :o)
Good photos.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Thanx Spritz iv been posted Some Tessel Seedlings From Popeymike & i planted them last thursday in Front of the Pear Tree they like so Much :)Thanx to u 2 TT im so Plez`d with the different Birds im getting come to my garden this yr its amazing :)

21 Mar, 2009

 

I've only ever seen one gold finch in the garden. I put out niger seed in hopes but am not as lucky as you yet, Jacque. The long tailed tits like it though so it's not going to waste.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks for sharing this Jacque. What wonderful little birds and so well photographed.
Sorry about my missive on your photo about the Teasels. I wouldn't have bored you with it if I'd seen this blog first.
Keep them coming.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Thanx Toto im gald u told me about the Teasel how do we learn if some 1 does`nt say :) Id rather be told 100 times than not know @ all :)Iv just been outside to water & check on greenhouse & their back on Feeder now :)

21 Mar, 2009

 

They are beauties - love the markings on their wings.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Glad u like Them Berneih I think its UKs most Colourful Bird ? :)

21 Mar, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I was going to say lucky you Jacque , but it,s not luck is it ? you work very hard at giving them what they want and like and deserve to be rewarded with their company , well done .. enjoy them :o)

21 Mar, 2009

 

AAAaaawwww Thanx Amy "Big Hug" its true i guess but its worth all the Back Ache & Time to me :) x

21 Mar, 2009

 

Very good pics Jacque, its good to see the little fellows and nice to see the different species, apparently Niger seed is the gourmet of seeds and will attract a lot of birds.
Unfortunately our birds are being frightened off by a stalking cat at the moment and we are going to try a water cat scarer, it works with the hosepipe and a movement sensor and sends a small jet of water out when it senses something as big as a cat, hope it works or I will have to resort to diving out the back door waving and shouting again, I get some funny looks though. :o)

21 Mar, 2009

 

Ohh, how sweet. They are beautiful Jacque. One has a red beak and looks a bit like our fire tail finch, which also has those black tails with white spots and red in them. You were lucky when you rushed to get your camera that they didn't frighten away. Then you must have sneaked up quietly. Very good photo's. Yes, I believe they are very intelligent and smelled your seeds a mile away. Or...perhaps someone down the road has already got the same feeder, lol and they know all about it.

21 Mar, 2009

 

Lovely birds - they are so colourful! Lucky you, Jacque !!

21 Mar, 2009

 

You have some lovely birds come to your garden Jacque....

21 Mar, 2009

 

I aint never seen one in the wild Jacque they are very beautiful birds , I must get them seeds and see if I can coax them to Scotland .

21 Mar, 2009

 

Great photos and blog, Jacque. I bet those little finches were waiting and watching while you did your shopping!

21 Mar, 2009

 

They are lovely Jacque and you have good shots as usual .......

21 Mar, 2009

 

Well, Jacque thats it now...they wont leave your garden now youve provided that niger feeder ! Hopefully they will breed like ours did last year. You will be able to tell the young and adults apart as they have the same markings but without the red faces.The babies develop that red a few months later ! Well done you !

21 Mar, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

OMG! Now, I'm so jealous Jacque because in the autumn I put up a niger feeder to attract goldfinches because they are one of my favourite garden birds, but I haven't seen a single one on it! :-( Do you mind me asking how much your feeder cost and where you got it from? I got a cheap one from B&Q, but I'm not sure it's very good. The better ones seemed too expensive - about £15ish, which I felt was too much.

22 Mar, 2009

 

Lucky you they are such beautiful coloured birds, we usually have teasels in the garden will have to try the niger seed.

25 Mar, 2009

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