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Yellow birds turn grey/
#141836 Oct 16th, 2007 at 05:56 PM
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Is it true the Yellow thistle birds turn grey in the winter?

For what useful purpose.........?
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dodge #141881 Oct 16th, 2007 at 06:54 PM
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Yes, Dodge, it's true...... only the American Goldfinch does not turn grey, it turns more of a yellowsh brown in color in Winter, although their wing markings stay the same.

American Goldfinch, Winter Plummage
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See. The wings appear the same as in Summer although the rest of the feathers have turned brown with yellowish tinges.


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Thornius #141886 Oct 16th, 2007 at 06:58 PM
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Ha
I didnt know if it was true......
thanks

That photo isnt all that bad..........My neighbor said all her gold finches went south......I still see them running wild in my orchard......
They love my flowers and sun flowers......i have one small one which the visit all the time.........I let it stay each year for that purpose .. It is a sunflower with many heads, whatever that is.

I liked the winter look also.

thanks ........I appreciate that ..


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dodge #141918 Oct 16th, 2007 at 08:07 PM
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Dodge - your American Goldfinches will stay there all year round - they are just harder to spot, because as Thorny said, they lose their bright yellow plummage and turn more of an olive green/brown.

Once you learn their whistle, you will know that they are still around, and they will eat your thistle all winter too.


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plants 'n pots #141927 Oct 16th, 2007 at 08:22 PM
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Thanks......Guess your close enough to see mine thumbup
thought the neighbor was goofy when she said that.. But I just let her gab.
I learn on here.. ha ha

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dodge #141968 Oct 16th, 2007 at 10:37 PM
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yep, barb. I have thistle out year round, and have goldfinches year round as well.--although in late fall they seem to lay off of my feeder a bit.


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JunieGirl #142110 Oct 17th, 2007 at 10:02 AM
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I feed cows all year round....(Jack does)..........And bird steal the cow food.

Eat the cows corn....That is enough food off us ........



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dodge #142241 Oct 17th, 2007 at 04:05 PM
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Yep, Goldfinches don't migrate, they camouflage.


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Thornius #142261 Oct 17th, 2007 at 04:41 PM
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That's funny...........camouflage......
Why do you suppose that is ?????/
Wish I could change my feather......... lol


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