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Goldfinch.



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lol Very Good :)

26 Jan, 2009

 

nice one

26 Jan, 2009

 

Now is that one bird or two....lol

26 Jan, 2009

 

lovely photo BB

26 Jan, 2009

 

How loverly, I dont think I've ever seen one on the ground before, where are all his friends?

26 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Eileen - no not often on the ground Dawn as stuck like glue to those niger feeders, come hail wind and snow ! Started with one feeder for a pair then more and more arrived stopped at 3 feeders as cost a fortune to feed !

Oh regarding holes in your pond bank , Dawn if water voles very lucky as becoming rare - ? kingfisher will also make entrance holes like this.

26 Jan, 2009

 

You made me smile when you said the wind can blow like mad and swing the niger feeders around but the gold finches stay put! I must get some niger seed and feeder. I make porridge in the morning now for the ground feeding birds and I stir some seeds and sultanas in too, it always get eaten by lunchtime. I never see movement from the holes - this is where the remote camera would come in useful/ We made a tunnel from a pipe and put in the bank of the brook and it seems to have been disturbed but dont want to go near it in case the king fisher is around.

26 Jan, 2009

 

Apparently Dawn Kingfishers pooh before entering tunnel - kinda makes sense as dont want to be excavating that as well whilst digging ! Think Id make sure I nipped to the loo first if I were a miner .... So their sites can be identified by bird pooh !

Quite amazing to see these tough little birds hang on during snow and wind as feeders swinging wildly.Suppose they used to this when trying to feed off thislte seed in the wild.

26 Jan, 2009

 

Brilliant, thanks BB, I'll go pooh hunting tomorrow then, lol. Clever, arent they, ha ha. A pair of mallards have been on the pond when I go up in the mornings these last few days, hope they nest this year. Dont hang around long though when they see me and the dog.

26 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Lovely photo again BB , it,s really cute !

26 Jan, 2009

 

No the dog ll do it every time Dawn lol.Thanks Amy.

26 Jan, 2009

 

Beautiful Bonkers.......

26 Jan, 2009

 

I love this with the Goldfinch looking at his reflection in the water. :o)

27 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely photo

27 Jan, 2009

 

Wow, his bright colored markings are really showing in this photo, this bird is even prettier than I first thought ! I'd be eager to look at my own reflection too if I looked that good first thing in the morning...lol

27 Jan, 2009

 

Thank you for kind comments - would you believe first thing a group of long tailed tits arrived After birdwatch our first sightings this year ! Tried to snatch a photo but none too clear .

I ve given up looking whatever time of day Flower ....

27 Jan, 2009

 

lovely picture.You're so lucky.I,ve been putting nyger seed out in hanging feeders for 4 years but never seen anything but sparrows eating them.I have seen Bullfinches in the area(surrounding farmfields) but no goldfinches and definitely not in my garden!

31 Jan, 2009

 

Oh Paul we started with one niger feeder for a fewgoldfinches..then bought two more..now have a flock of over ten feeeding all the time..they stick to the feeders like glue lol

31 Jan, 2009

 

What a smashing little bird. Good photo.

1 Feb, 2009

 

Thanks Toto

1 Feb, 2009

 

love this shot the reflections are really something...great timing on this one...

10 Feb, 2009

 

Thank you Cj - one of our prettiest birds but quite tough out in all weathers even hard snow storms , feeding.

10 Feb, 2009

 

Two for the price of one with this pic BB!

10 Feb, 2009

 

Hi Dawn sorry answering a squirrel question got side tracked - thank you for comment .

10 Feb, 2009

 

You are always welcome BB :-)

11 Feb, 2009

 

: )

11 Feb, 2009

 

Have u seen any goldfinches this week BB?

11 Feb, 2009

 

Clamped to the niger feeders all day every day Dawn..the flock seems to be growing all the time..those that cant get on the feeders eat the seed dropped below !

11 Feb, 2009



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