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Re: goldfinch

That's interesting, Pam.  Our goldfinches don't go South.  They're here all 
winter, but
the males lose their brilliant color in the fall and spend the winter looking 
like their drab
mates.  One of the first signs of spring here is when the males begin to have 
a few 
bright feathers.  They look pretty patchy for a few weeks before they're all 

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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