American Goldfinch Calls
Such a lovely little bird. I counted 19 of them feeding off the Niger seed feeders last summer. The do love to forage from the seed heads of many wild flowers. They especially love the seeds of the Purple Cone Flowers.
I live in Westminster Colorado and I see the American Goldfinch in my yard. I grow a lot of sunflowers and they love the seeds. It is funny to see them hanging up side down eating the seeds out of the sunflowers. I guess that is why they are so yellow from the food they eat.
These little birds are beautiful and fun to watch. We live 1 hour north of Toronto, in Aurora, ON, and this spring we have a mated pair coming to our feeder every day. We have the feeder right near the bedroom window, and always leave it open a bit. This way, I can take videos/ pics, and can also tell by their distinctive 'sqeek' and song, that they're around, even when I'm not watching, especially in the morning. Beautiful little songbirds to watch. One of our favourites for sure.
I let the weeds grow in my yard where possible and am rewarded with flocks of these little beauties, I see other birds with them eating weeds too, like my first sightings of a blue grosbeak and an indigo bunting. They love perching on thin border fences (cheap metal type) and other thin things (like honeysuckle vines).
When I was trying to play the bird sounds on my cell phone they would not play. thinking I had a problem with my phone I took it in to a tech. He told me they did not play because of the format you use. He said you need to have a MP3 format to play the sounds on a cell phone. I was wondering if your web techs could possibly change the format over so we can hear the sounds on our cell phones.
My son found a fledgling that the neighbor dog was going to eat. I wasn't sure what to feed it & researched many baby bird "formulas" before developing my own. Our baby loves this recipe! First, make oatmeal powder by adding 1/2 c oats to the blender. Grind until you have a fine powder. Do this until you have made a few cups. Next, you will need to add 1 Tbsp Natural Unsweetened Applesauce, 6 raw egg yolks, 4 tsp water, and 2 tsp Hartz milk replacer for kittens in the blender on low. Mix well, adding one tsp of the oatmeal powder at a time to thicken the mixture(Approx. 16 tsp). Let stand for 5 min. It can be refrigerated & we warm it by putting a spoonful in a small cup, and then place the cup in a dish with very hot water & feed with an eyedropper. We usually play the finch song before feeding to stimulate the fledgling. It's VERY effective!
i also found a fledgling by my house i didn't know what to feed it so i crushed up some worms but he bit me instead he died the next day.
I have a website about finches and other birds and virtual pets along with videos of finches and a few seagulls. I live in florida so my realistic seagull calls made me add seagulls to the site. The website is www.finchland.webs.com