Finch Feeding Frenzy (winter birds ). Photo by BriarCraft
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Finch Feeding Frenzy

Uploaded by: BriarCraft

Tuesday December 18, 2012

Toledo, WA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Typically friendly pine siskins and American goldfinches were fighting with each other, so I bought a 2nd thistle sock.

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5. Proserpina
9:06 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Briar, you beat me for the amount of finches on your feeders! And I usually get quite a few. Now, who has the real touch for nature's gifts to humankind?

I did not realize that you post photos here, until now. The photos of your roses are absolutely beautiful. And such a wealth of varieties.

Love this and all of your other photos.
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4. Berretta
12:46 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Cats got to eat to!
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3. noneinc
2:48 AM GMT on December 19, 2012
Nice shot.
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2. BriarCraft
12:28 AM GMT on December 19, 2012
There are, in fact, some pine siskins mixed in with the American goldfinches.
At this time of year, they look almost identical, but I actually watched the goldfinches molt in November, dropping their bright yellow plumage and exchanging it for drab olive-brown. You can still see a little yellow on a the males when they are in flight.

I have 5 cats and occasionally one will catch a sick or old bird, but that is rare. I keep all my birdfeeders at least 6 feet off the ground. That's the key.
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1. spiritjoy
12:14 AM GMT on December 19, 2012
These look like pine siskins to me;_ylt=Al8yHT1W8QBZGg L0tJMtlkJG2vAI?p=pine+siskin&fr=my-myy-s&toggle=1& cop=&ei=UTF-8
Very like goldfinches, except for streaks. Very fearless little birds. I watched a neighbor cat take out a whole population because they were so unafraid. (& vulnerable)
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