Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Identity crisis??

Our Goldfinches are enjoying our Niger seeds in great numbers. On most days we can count 30 plus around the feeders. They fight and squabble to get a perch on the feeders. ALL except one lone female who we are convinced thinks she is a Blue tit. For the last week or more she has appeared everyday feeding and  sometimes squabbling with the Blue Tits and Great Tits on the nut feeder.

We think it is the same bird that has mastered clinging on and pecking the nuts. We have seen other Goldfinches clumsily try to get on the nut feeder and then fall off.  She either has an identity crisis or has developed a liking for peanuts. Either way she does not have the hassle of the Niger seed feeders.

She probably cheeps "I want to be like yooou"

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