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Dean Colprit
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p.1 #1 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Sorry for the feeder shot, but it is the first time I've seen a goldfinch in winter and I just got the feeder up yesterday.

Dean








Dec 05, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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p.1 #2 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


What a beautiful bird ! Nice shot.

Birdie



Dec 06, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #3 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Your feeder looks a lot better than mine. Great job on the finch

Morris



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:00 AM
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p.1 #4 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Congrats on the non breeding finch Dean, he looks marvelous. Now get him on a branch

Tim



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
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Good news and good pic! You have Goldfinches and now you have to feed them properly.

To me, it looks like that feeder is loaded with sunflower. Goldfinches really like thistle seed or the more desirable nijer seed. I recommend getting a dedicated nijer feeder and you will attract them like crazy... the first one I had was made of screen similar to your sunflower feeder but it dumps seed all over the place.... a big waste. The one I have now that I really like is just a clear tube with tiny holes and perches.

Really, since you have them in your area, put up a good feeder with the right stuff and you will really enjoy having them around almost all the time.

Here are pics I took of Goldfinches at my feeder.... I put up a branch just behind the feeder and set up my camera to snap them using tethered shooting.

My feeder goldfinch shots and how I did it

Good luck!

Bruce in Philly
www.TravelThroughPictures.com

Oh, one other thing.... the seed available in those big warehouse stores is not good seed. I get mine from an Agway or other specialty store. There really is a difference even with nijer.



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Thanks Birdie.

birdied wrote:
What a beautiful bird ! Nice shot.

Birdie




Dec 06, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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morris wrote:
Your feeder looks a lot better than mine. Great job on the finch

Morris


It should, it is fresh out of the box.

Dean



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Dean Colprit
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Congrats on the non breeding finch Dean, he looks marvelous. Now get him on a branch

Tim


He showed up in the latter part of the day and clung to the feeder like glue. Hopefully I'll get him and his buddies on a branch tomorrow.

Dean



Dec 06, 2012 at 03:10 AM
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Bruce n Philly wrote:
Good news and good pic! You have Goldfinches and now you have to feed them properly.

To me, it looks like that feeder is loaded with sunflower. Goldfinches really like thistle seed or the more desirable nijer seed. I recommend getting a dedicated nijer feeder and you will attract them like crazy... the first one I had was made of screen similar to your sunflower feeder but it dumps seed all over the place.... a big waste. The one I have now that I really like is just a clear tube with tiny holes and perches.

Really, since you have
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That is quite a set up you have.

The goldfinch migrate south during the winter in South Dakota. Now that I'm in CO, it appears this is where they winter. I'm seeing lots more species of birds this time of year than I'm used to.... poor me!

Dean



Dec 06, 2012 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #10 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


In Philly, we have them year 'round. Enjoy!

Bruce



Dec 06, 2012 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #11 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Nice shot, feeder or no... we all have to eat.
Mark



Dec 06, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #12 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


your finch looks great Dean


Dec 06, 2012 at 08:52 AM
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p.1 #13 · American Goldfinch in winter colors


Great stuff Dean, fine shot
David



Dec 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
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Nice


Dec 06, 2012 at 11:42 PM





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