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I'm So Excited

14 January 2010 13:18:22
My first Goldfinches

My first Goldfinches

On the peanut feeder which I hung on the chestnut tree there were two goldfinches and one green finch. I had seen the green finch before but never the gold, quite difficult to get up close but this is a definite first for me to see these beautiful birds. The weather here is sort of closing in getting foggy and the ground is rock hard although I did manage to prise out two leeks in the kitchen garden ground in raised beds frozen more or less solid for 6 inches. Amaryilis has opened even more will post some photos later. Will have to see can I get the bird house up in the NW bed and hang the peanut feeder there then I'll be able to get up close and personal with the birds looking from inside to out.

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fran m fran m 14 January 2010 13:23:05

They are a great bird to have, well done. Who needs a freezer with ground like that.

fraoch fraoch 14 January 2010 14:54:42

Yes I saw a gold finch for the first time this year yesterday. They are really beautiful. I just spotted a goldcrest today--tiny little thing.

fraoch fraoch 14 January 2010 14:55:34

Lovely to see your Amaryllis gradually coming out.

Hoeys Hoeys 14 January 2010 15:24:22

great photo. i love your Amarylis, nice colour

Lìga Lìga 14 January 2010 15:25:53

Your cybidiums look very,very good and so long time flowering,and amaryllis is really pretty.Well done!!!

Jacinta D Jacinta D 14 January 2010 17:51:36

My first goldfinch here too this year, Cloncaw. Beautiful little bird.

Johnplotman Johnplotman 14 January 2010 18:11:20

The start of many goldfinches Cloncaw.Well done.

yorkshirelass yorkshirelass 14 January 2010 21:36:21

I'm so pleased you have goldfinches I get lots here,  I changed the feed to sunflower hearts and niger seed, they are cute birds but when they all fight for the feeders they can be agressive towards each other.


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