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theres plenty of goldfinches here too they are preferring the sunflower hearts. they seem to be getting more common? i hardly used to see them now we often get 20 in the same tree fighting over the feeder.

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a couple from earlier, the only problem i have found with hearts is they attract squirrels

 

Cracking pics there pal, motivating me to get off my arse and get some feeders up :thumbs:

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I've started using no waste wild bird seed, it's got niger in the mix, and canary seed, and it's coated with aniseed oil, got allsorts of birds coming in for it including the goldfinch, been growing teasel in my neighbours derelict garden aswell, and i'm going to turn it into a wildflower meadow when the days get a bit more sunlight

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Get a bird bath too, or a small pond. Birds have to drink and bathe every day to keep their feathers tip top.

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

 

pied wagtail :laugh:

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

 

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

pied wagtail :laugh:
Just playing lol........you get yellow wagtails in your garden Paulus ?
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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

pied wagtail :laugh:
Just playing lol........you get yellow wagtails in your garden Paulus ?

 

no mate, best place to see pied wagtails is Morrisons supermarket car park :laugh::laugh:

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Some brilliant shots there paulus fair play :thumbs: especially like the one of the green finch

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

pied wagtail :laugh:
Just playing lol........you get yellow wagtails in your garden Paulus ?

 

no mate, best place to see pied wagtails is Morrisons supermarket car park :laugh::laugh:

 

Funnily enough, we get pied wagtails out the front of the house on the road, they are there every day in winter. Yet never seen them in the garden at the back of the house.

 

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

 

What's a black eyed wagtail look like mate ?

pied wagtail :laugh:
Just playing lol........you get yellow wagtails in your garden Paulus ?

no mate, best place to see pied wagtails is Morrisons supermarket car park :laugh::laugh:
Good photos. There's a big pied wagtail roost near my office. It's in the middle of a city, must be 100 plus come into 3 small trees on an evening. It's funny to watch the world rushing by, going to catch the train or bus and most of them are oblivious to them...

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

Can't see them being yellow wagtails jeppi, not a common bird nowerdays ( were they ever common in Barnsley lol)....they are a summer migrant only and piss off to Africa in the winter.....get your bird book out and prove me wrong mate.

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Thought I would ask you guys in here what's the best feed to put out for goldfinches and other native birds Looked out the window this morning and seen around 10/15 goldfinch in my garden and wanting to keep them coming bk as over the years there as only been 3/4 dropped in. There is also bluetit black eyed wagtails get the odd pair of yellow wagtails call in

Can't see them being yellow wagtails jeppi, not a common bird nowerdays ( were they ever common in Barnsley lol)....they are a summer migrant only and piss off to Africa in the winter.....get your bird book out and prove me wrong mate.

Atb

 

Bell

 

A January Blackcap.

 

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