Goldfinches galore

Photo by Chris Bosak
An American goldfinch perches on a chain that holds birdfeeders during a November 2018 snow storm in Danbury, Connecticut.

The snow this week brought not only the unexpected visitors, such as fox sparrows, but also the regular visitors such as chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, doves, juncos, and woodpeckers. It also brought goldfinches, which was to be expected, but what was surprising was the number of goldfinches. Every perch on my thistle tube feeder was filled and other goldfinches either waited patiently nearby or “settled” for sunflower seeds at other feeders. There were even goldfinches on the ground among the many juncos.

I hope to post a video of the goldfinches later today. Let’s see if time and my technical knowledge of video programs permit … 

Photo by Chris Bosak
American goldfinches eat Nyjer seed from a tube feeder in Danbury, Conn., Nov. 2018.

1 thought on “Goldfinches galore

  1. Good afternoon: This weekend I had 4 or 5 new birds( from the same family)
    show up at a tube and suit feeder in the morning.
    The fact I got a picture at all was amazing.
    So with some help from a birder at Morrisons Home and Garden, we came to
    the conclusion that my newest find was a flock of Evening Grosbeaks.
    They were fluttering around the base of the feeder, and I grabbed for my camera
    Rattled off 4 or 5 shots and they were gone…. But I got the evidence.!!!
    So I now have 21 species at my feeder over a 10 year span. If I hadn’t been standing
    at the kitchen sink, at 6:45 in the morning, I would never had seen them.
    If I can download from my Camera, I’ll attempt to send them to you.
    Take Care
    Plymouth Ma.


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