Date: 5/26/19 6:26 pm From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: [MDBirding] Dog fur is for the birds
This appeared on the WV listserver and blew me away...never occurred to me...
Date: 5/26/19 6:28 am From: Bruni Haydl...Charles Town, WV
Subject: Who knew? The dog fur in my 4x4 cube suet holder was popular earlier with Titmice and Chickadees and of late with female Baltimore Orioles. I was surprised yesterday to see a female Goldfinch with a beak full of fur. The male was nearby watching her do all the work. ;-) This is the first time I have ever seen a Goldfinch taking fur.
Bruni remarked in a later personal email: The dog fur is compliments of my friend's dog. He only gets a haircut once a year so there is enough long fur to supply the whole state. A neighbor, who has a Golden Retriever that always sheds in the spring, also gave me some of his fur. For some reason the fur doesn't get really soggy, even after a rain. Doesn't the goldfinch look like John Bolton?
Jim Speicher BroadRun/Burkittsville area [FR] Frederick County MD M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter