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Re: goldfinch

I DID see a bright neon-yellow goldfinch in the dead of winter several years
back.  Are you telling me it was probably an escaped parakeet instead?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] goldfinch

> That's interesting, Pam.  Our goldfinches don't go South.  They're here
> winter, but
> the males lose their brilliant color in the fall and spend the winter
> like their drab
> mates.  One of the first signs of spring here is when the males begin to
> a few
> bright feathers.  They look pretty patchy for a few weeks before they're
> golden
> again.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 08/07/2004 10:06:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> gardenqueen@academicplanet.com writes:
> 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.
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