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I have a regular group of eight beautiful goldfinches at my feeding station.



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That's a great picture Bluethumbs, i love to see Goldfinches :-)

2 Feb, 2010

 

They repay you for feeding them, by visiting you regulary, and giving you so much pleasure. Thank you for sharing your it with us!!!

Freesiaperson x

2 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Louise1 and Fressiaperson and thank you for commenting.Yes, they give me immense pleasure for a handful of seeds. :)

2 Feb, 2010

 

Such a fantastic photo Bluet.....Going on to my favourites page....:>)

2 Feb, 2010

 

Glad you like it Motinot :) Taken through my living room window.

2 Feb, 2010

 

Beautiful photos, love the Goldfinch. Just the sight to cheer me up on this grey day as i'm scrolling through latest photos with a box of Kleenexe and a Lemsip !

2 Feb, 2010

 

Oh! Poor you Megan. I have just recovered from Broncihitis so I know how miserable you must be feeling.

2 Feb, 2010

 

Beautiful beautiful bird.....

2 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you again, Milky

2 Feb, 2010

 

Beautiful i get between 2-5 coming, but they come for a while then dissapear for a while and then come back again.

3 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Clarice, Yes but all the more welcome when they come back, though isn't it? Do youy feed them niger seed? (other name thistle seed). They can't get enough of it!

3 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely shot.We get about 10 visit.Started with just 3 last year and they bred....love sunflower hearts and niger !

3 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Bonkersbon. I didn't know they liked sunflower hearts. Are they sold as that or sunflower seeds?

4 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Bluethumbs.You can buy bags of hearts at most bird food stockists.We have two 4 tier niger feeders and one feeder just for sunflower hearts.The goldfinches love both !

4 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you for the tip BB. Off to the shop in the morning!

4 Feb, 2010

 

P.S to Bonkersbon. Have you found a way to overcome all the seed that gets thrown out as they feed? I get more on the ground than they eat, and it goes between the stones and germinates into seedlings. Perhaps if I left it I could grow new thistles and harvest the seeds! LOL

4 Feb, 2010

 

Yes Bluethumbs..perfect tip....get a few wood pigeons !!! Ours hoover up all the leftovers and spillages ! We planted some young teasel plants last year in a rough area at the end of the garden..hoping they grow well this year as goldfinches love the seeds ! Will still feed them as usual too so they have a choice ! Lol

4 Feb, 2010



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