Things are getting dull around here...

@JolietJake (51124)
United States
December 28, 2017 8:24am CST
At least as far as the finches go. Gold finches don't stay gold all year...in winter they turn more of a brownish color. You can still see traces of yellow on the males, but soon it will all be gone, to return again with the spring weather. The finch feeder was a bit full this morning, all the perches were taken and I kept having other finches show up and knock one that would be feeding out of the way and take its place.
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@LadyDuck (164206)
• Switzerland
28 Dec
I have noticed that they are of a brownish color now, but I recognize their tweeting. You have a large family to feed there.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
There were probably over a dozen total out there flitting back and forth from the feeder to the tree branches.
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@LadyDuck (164206)
• Switzerland
28 Dec
@JolietJake I have a couple of magpies that come to steal seeds and even the food of the cat.
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@vandana7 (66161)
• India
28 Dec
You sure are a gentle soul.....That is something I have never seen here, though people including me and my little friends use rice and other grains to feed pigeons and get yelling for doing that. lol
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I get along with Nature better than people most of the time
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Dec
@JolietJake Common J.J,, I'm lookin' for a fight! Put up those ole dukes
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@vandana7 (66161)
• India
28 Dec
@JolietJake Folks are jealous of your wit.
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@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
28 Dec
For a moment I thought your title was referring to mylot and I was already forming my response, "No one here but us dull chickens". Seems like there are other duller creatures.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I can always find some kind of excitement here...or I can make some
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@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
28 Dec
@JolietJake _That would be just like you, the rabble-rouser.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Dec
They are so cute! I love seeing birds, a great reminder for me. =)
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
It's weird that I never get to see the feeder full of 'gold' Gold Finches...I may see one or two during the summer, but they usually move out into the countryside where their preferred food is more abundant.
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@BarBaraPrz (20168)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Dec
Best bird feeder in town... standing room only.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I had several doves out at the tree this morning too
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@BarBaraPrz (20168)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Dec
@JolietJake And some cardinals, too, I see. That's why you don't have any money -- you spend it all on bird feed and corn for the squirrels. You're a modern-day St Francis of Assisi.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
@BarBaraPrz I was told once I must be a Disney Princess with all the animals that come here
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@koopharper (6330)
• Canada
28 Dec
Birds generally aren't very colourful here. We see the occasional blue jay. Wood ducks visit Sackville but I haven't seen any this deep in the bush. They're all gone for the winter anyway. Right now we mostly see chickadees, crows and pigeons.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I have a few dozen cardinals that show up often, that bright red really 'pops' when there is snow behind them
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• Canada
28 Dec
@JolietJake I'm actually surprised that we rarely see them here. The climate is definitely right. Might not be enough of the right kind of seed around.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
@koopharper I see them much more prominently in winter, although they are here year round...I guess since we feed daily it makes it easier for them to find food in the winter
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@rebelann (42015)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Dec
You mean there was a finch war?? Are they bigger than sparrows?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
A little bit bigger
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@rebelann (42015)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Dec
Ok, maybe we do have them then I just never noticed any yellow ones before I'll have to watch this spring @JolietJake
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@JohnRoberts (60355)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Dec
You get such a variety of birds.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I especially like watching in the spring when I get some migratory types dropping off to feed for a minute that aren't normally around this area
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
28 Dec
omg! how beautiful they are. I love birds so much.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I had a better photo of them back in February
Looks like I won't have to wait for the weekend to get some good use from the camera. This is the first time I have seen all the spots on the finch feeder...
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@Corbin5 (109907)
• United States
28 Dec
Wow! Not that is a lovely sight to have on one's yard. Chow time for the finches. Their manners are a bit suspect, though.
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@much2say (39836)
• United States
28 Dec
Even though they switch out their wardrobe, that doesn't stop them from having a nature party in your yard!
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@shivamani10 (11228)
• Hyderabad, India
28 Dec
I like to see them whenever I feel lonely. I totally forget myself.
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Dec
When doves come to eat, all the other birds high tail it and fly away! Do you know why?
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
Don't wanna listen to them cry?
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Dec
@JolietJake Whoa, is that why? That's something I didn't know, thanks for teaching me a lesson about birds
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
@kobesbuddy Actually I thought you were setting up a joke...all my birds stay feeding when the doves appear
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Dec
Hey, when I show up for breakfast, it's exactly the same scenario! I just knock somebody off their chair, sit down, and start stuffing my ole face!
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Dec
@JolietJake It's good to see you, back to your ole self again! You must be feeling better:)
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
@kobesbuddy In fits and starts...I just really want winter to take a hike, it doesn't agree with me
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
28 Dec
Finches are rare around here. The ones here have a red head and brown body.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
Those are house finches, I get them year round...look almost like someone spray painted a sparrow
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
28 Dec
@JolietJake - exactly! Or some other bird took a bat to its head. The other finches fly through here during thier migrations.
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@m_audrey6788 (13664)
• Philippines
28 Dec
I see most black birds around and a few of that kind They are so cute
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
28 Dec
I get lots of sparrows and doves and cardinals during the winter months...had a blue jay out front yesterday
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• Philippines
28 Dec
@JolietJake Oh so nice! Thank you for this wonderful picture
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@celticeagle (118680)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Dec
Still a handsome bird.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
29 Dec
Yep, they are.
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@akp100 (13328)
• India
29 Dec
Wow, color changing birds. Not the thing I can see here. At least their head still look yellowish to me.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec
Certainly that feeder is full of little birds. I would love to be able to watch them feeding. Still, watching them at their daiiy ablutions is pretty entertaining too.
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Dec
@JolietJake Do you ever get pine-siscins? (My spelling is right, I believe)
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
29 Dec
Pine siskin (I had to look it up myself) . I am likely a little too far south for them
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@kobesbuddy (49944)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Dec
@JolietJake A mother bird was killed and left a nest of five babies under Dad's back porch. He brought them indoors and fed them, until they were ready to leave the nest! When Dad & Mom went camping, I took care of them for a weekend, as their bird sitter! LOL
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