Date: 1/13/18 10:25 am
From: Maeve Kim <maevulus...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Invasion of Gold Finches
We just counted over 30 goldfinches here in Jericho (hard to count accurately as they never stop moving!) - along with Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, a Hairy and a Downy, Tree Sparrows, Chickadees, a few starlings, two or three House Finches (way down from early December), a White-breasted Nuthatch, and about a dozen juncos. For ground-eaters, the juncos are proving to be very adaptable. One is actually inside a double “cage”, chowing down on suet.
Maeve Kim
Jericho Center

On Jan 13, 2018, at 10:25 AM, Pat Folsom <pfols...> wrote:

> I have a small flock (about 12) goldfinches this morning in Waitsfield. This is the most I've seen all winter.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Dudley" <greyowlvermont...>
> To: "VT Bird" <VTBIRD...>
> Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:55:20 AM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Invasion of Gold Finches
> I could tell that bad weather was head our way, there were a number of birds at my feeders. I did not have time to count or identify them as I was spreading salt on my drive way in preparation of today's this weather. This morning I looked outside and I could not see my nyger seed feeder for all the Goldfinches on it. It was like the horror movie the invasion of the American Goldfinches. They were also on my bulk sunflower seed feeder. There are at least 40 Finches and possibly many more. I also have a large number of Juncos. I am really happy to see them.
> Cheers,
> Bob
> in West Arlington.
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