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Goldfinch

Observed: 26th October 2012 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Birds
Description:

First Goldfinch seen in garden in over 12 years. Seen on edge of gutters to garage, possibly drinking. Didn't visit seed piles or feeders, unlike other visitors. No camera to hand during its brief visit; hope it returns to pose.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) interacts

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New visitor

The Goldfinch was back again, very briefly, this morning. Very frustratingly, he/she was gone before the camera could be located and fired up. Once again, it didn't visit the feeders, just explored a patch of the garage roof. Hoping it is going to grow more confident and perhaps bring some friends.

Ray Turner's picture

Nyjer?

May be worth investing in some specialist feed/feeder John. They are quite partial to Nyjer seed, the irony is once they are happy to feed regularly they will then start on the other stuff but they do need something to get them going. At least that’s been my experience.

Ray

Ray

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Feed

Hi Ray - many thanks - tried to find some Nyjer at weekend, but need to look further afield - hope I find some before he/she gives up and goes elsewhere - John