Its my understanding that Goldfinches are a very late nesting species. So, it probably is a normal thing. They use down from thistle heads for nesting material and need the plentiful mature seeds of Fall for feeding their young. Kevin
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From: Jane Stein<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] new Goldfinches - still!
I don't think any longer than any other bird.
I was just noticing this morning that although the "feed me"
calls of the last couple weeks had been winding down, there's a
new crop of loud and insistent ones today.
Can't swear it's new ones, of course, but it sure sounds like it.
Janet Watton wrote:
> Hello, all,
> Fecundity moves along apace here - amazing. This morning I watched a
> heartily fluttering,
> cha-beeping baby goldfinch being fed by its parent. This is nearly
> October, folks! Does anyone know how long a goldfinch baby is a feed-
> me-feed-me baby? I have the impression this is a new guy.
> Janet Watton
> Randolph Center