[midvalleybirds] Goldfinch nesting materials

Lisa Millbank millbank.lisa at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 16:43:04 PDT 2020


American Goldfinches nest very late, usually not until late June or July.
So I think your suspicion about the female being a Lesser was right on,
because they begin nesting early.

Lisa Millbank

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:06 PM Shawn & Paul Jacobsen <
spjacobsens at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I was just watching a female Goldfinch - I suspect it was a Lesser but may
> have been an American - gathering nesting material.  I have two ropes tied
> together supporting a tree, and where I tied a knot, the ends are fraying.
> This bird returned repeatedly to tug out bits of the rope from those frayed
> ends.
>
> Spring can be so much fun!
>
> Paul, out Oak Cr Road
> West of Corvallis
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