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Goldfinch

Observed: 13th May 2013 By: Eskling2Eskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in BirdsEskling2’s reputation in Birds
Goldfinch
Description:

It was interesting to watch this bird pulling twigs off the Honeysuckle while its mate kept watch nearby, constantly looking left and right. When the first bird had enough twigs, they both flew off together.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) interacts

Comments

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Goldfinch

It almost seems a waste that one would act as look out then not collect anything itself. I wonder if this is a localised behaviour due to high predator presence.

This is a male, note how the red on the crown extends down, behind the eye.

Graham Banwell

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