Date: 1/2/20 9:10 am
From: Karen Lethbridge <kboleth...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Goldfinches in Brattleboro
Try a Nyger feeder, you'll get lots of goldfinches.
I haven't had nearly the numbers and kinds of birds I have had in the past. This year I'm getting lots of these pesky blue jays and I think they scare off others.


> On Jan 2, 2020, at 10:13 AM, Ralph Palmer <palmer.r.violin...> wrote:
>
> ´╗┐Greetings -
>
> My wife and I were on a road trip this fall, and didn't get to set out our
> feeders until the middle of November, when most birds here seem to have set
> up their winter feeding routes. We gradually started seeing some Juncos,
> then some other birds we're used to, but no Goldfinches. Then, earlier this
> week, we had a couple of days with freezing rain, and we suddenly had a
> dozen or more Goldfinches for extended (at least 15 or 20 minutes) periods
> of time. So I thought maybe they had finally discovered (through searches
> founded in necessity) our thistle feeder and added us to their feeding
> route. However, once the freezing rain disappeared, so (it seems) have the
> Goldfinches.
>
> Two quick questions:
> 1) Have others on this list had similar experiences? and
>
> 2) Does anyone know what food source the Goldfinches may have temporarily
> lost due to the freezing rain? I'm afraid I don't know much about the
> Goldfinches' normal diet, especially in the winter.
>
> Thanks for your attention and any responses,
>
> Ralph
>
> --
> Ralph Palmer
> Brattleboro, VT
> USA
> (he, him, his)
> <palmer.r.violin...>
 
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