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To: snippy_about_it
I've taken to feeding the Goldfinches this past summer. They love the thistle seed I put out. But, what I don't know is if they stay in the area (midwest near Chicago) for the winter or if they fly off somewhere warmer.

Can you advise me?

Thanks in advance.

L

22 posted on 11/27/2005 9:20:06 AM PST by Lurker ("Son, there's only two things you need in this world; love and a .45.")
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To: Lurker

For you, some will go south, some will stay. Also, they will lose their bright yellow color so they may not be as recognizable. With the weather up there (Sam grew up in Chicago) what I would do is only fill the feeder half full or less so when the seed gets really wet and you need to dump it out and clean your feeder, you won't be wasting a lot of nyjer (thistle). You can also feed them hulled sunflower.

The American and Lesser Goldfinches are beautiful birds aren't they?


23 posted on 11/27/2005 9:37:37 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Lurker
Ooops. I mentioned the Lesser Goldfinch along with the American Goldfinch. You only get the American Goldfinch while out west we get both. Here is a picture of our "Lesser Goldfinch".


26 posted on 11/27/2005 9:49:20 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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