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Goldfinches

Goldfinches are year round visitors to our garden.   Their colour depends on the season, with the males being more yellow in the late spring and summer months and a duller yellow in the winter.  The female is usually a dull yellow all year round, but they do get a bit brighter in the summer.  Goldfinches are one of the only birds that moult in the spring and fall giving the colour change.  These birds average about 11 cm. in length and can weigh up to 11 grams. The short, conical beak is typical of seed eating birds.  The love
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