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Goldfinch, Feeding Sprog

Observed: 25th August 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Goldfinches, adult and juvenile, Franklin Gardens, 2013-08-25 004
Description:

Just the one youngster.
Here's a question - is everyone else's goldfinches as messy with nijer seed as mine are?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) interacts

Comments

Ray Turner's picture

Yes!

Certainly mine are. Keeps several other species going foraging underneath.

Ray

Ray

Thistle's picture

Yes!

They seem to discard around 20% of the seed in the feeder. Some of it goes on to germinate underneath. Would it grow to maturity in our climate?

Ian

Ray Turner's picture

Doubt It

Mine dies away as soon as it turns cold.

Ray

Ray