Right. We're all used to hearing the food-begging calls in late
August and into September, but I don't recall hearing a fresh
bunch start up this late in September before.
MARIE/KEVIN HEMEON wrote:
> 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 -----
> Original Message ----- From: Jane
> Stein<mailto:[log in to unmask]> To:
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> 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
> Jane Shoreham
> 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