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CLOSED: who is this masked man?

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

he sure is pretty, and sings a good song, but who is he?

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Lawrenceville, GA

American Goldfinch... Aren't they beautiful right now? They're getting their color back. I counted 12 in my backyard yesterday at one time. Looked like a dozen lemons in my yard. Their song is so cute. And boy can they tear through a bag of finch seed! I think they remember dining on my coneflower last summer and are just waiting for it to boom again.

This message was edited Apr 17, 2008 3:02 PM

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

thanks, and yes beautifol isn't the word for it.he must be whats eating my thistle

Lawrenceville, GA

yup, Jordan... they love the stuff. They're a welcome respite from the house finch that I've been flooded with. I'd much prefer the goldies. But I feed 'em all... even the female finches that aren't nearly as lovely.

You might be interested in this post on Stokes Birding Blog @ goldfinches...
http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/goldfinches-are-back.html

This message was edited Apr 17, 2008 3:09 PM

Bessemer, AL(Zone 8b)

thanks for the link. i have 2 house fich trying to nest on the porch in my spider plant

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