The first guests of the Bird Sanctuary each year are the Goldfinches. They began arriving on Christmas and have been coming in daily. Their traveling companions are the pine siskins. The resident Cardinals behave as if the small birds are chicks. They watch over them in a protective fashion. The squirrels are important in the backyard bird mix as they warn all the birds if a nasty feral cat is hunting. Anyway, I have shared info below in regards to the Goldfinch (from Wikipedia). The goldfinches enjoy the seed sock, which is a net filled with Nyger seed. The beak-blade woodpecker made a hole in the white one. I found the last seed sock in this town yesterday, and already a squirrel opened the hole! These are fun little birds to watch! Enjoy!
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|Male American Goldfinch in winter plumage|
|Breeding range Year-round range Wintering range|
Relationship with humans
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