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RE: goldfinch

Pam, I have finches that over winter here. They do lose their colorful
plumage in the winter, but their cheerful chatter remains the same.   

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2004 10:05 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] goldfinch

I feed them here in the winter to get them fattened up for their trip
North so they can do their summer breeding. I don't get to see them in
their pretty summer color though unless I go up to Jesse's.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 8/7/2004 11:31:17 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] goldfinch

> As I came down toward the Florida room I could hear a very different (from

> the usual around here) bird sound.  There on the Anise Hyssop (Agastache

> rugosa) were 3 gold and black little birds, nibbling away at the flowers.

> had never seen anything but insects - bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths

> on this plant before.  Since I know very little about birds, I guessed

> were goldfinches.  The pictures I googled look very much like them.


> I realize they aren't all that uncommon, but it was a real treat for me to

> see them enjoying a plant I grew from seed.


> Kitty


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