[CT Birds] Blue Jays plus Where have all the goldfinches gone?

martin swanhall mswanhall at earthlink.net
Mon May 3 09:54:24 EDT 2010


That's right - I had goldfinches at thistle feeders a few weeks ago - up to 10 at a time - but in the last week, hardly any.

Marty in Woodbury

-----Original Message-----
>From: Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net>
>Sent: May 3, 2010 9:50 AM
>To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Jays plus Where have all the goldfinches gone?
>
>Blue Jays are in the crow family (Cordivae), so it's not at all surprising they are very smart.
>
>I'm wondering where all the goldfinches I had at my feeder about a week ago have gone?  Were they just passing through?  There have been many years in which I've had large flocks stay all summer.
>
>Other notable here are the WOOD THRUSHES, although being a novice, I've had a hard time discerning whether they are wood or hermit thrushes (as I've only heard them).
>
>Barbara
>north Stamford
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