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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Winter Finches

Recent photo of goldfinches at the feeder during the last snowstorm. The finches are beginning to change color from their drab winter plumage to the yellow of spring. Some people stop feeding birds during this time. But it is a time when almost all of the winter food — seeds, berries, etc. are depleted, so it's a hard time for birds. We feed birds all year so it avoids this problem. Plus, we get the fun of seeing birds bring their young to the feeders in spring and summer.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm with you on that.We too feed birds all year.The benifits are ours.


Montanagirl said...

Nice photo. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Gold Finches. They are so much fun. I still have quite a few Redpolls

mckay olson said...

cool! I have been having a lot of goldfinches come to my feeders lately.