Golden finches

Last year I had 20 or 30 golden finches eating at my nyjer feeders. None of them have shown up this year even though the feeders are on the same place. Is the weather too warm? Is it too early in the season? (I live in southern NY state)

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May 28, 2012
Gold finches
by: Billie

I had lots of gold finches during the winter of 2010-2011, but NOT ONE this past winter. I am in southern NY state and we had an unseasonably warm winter, so most likely, that had something to do with it.

May 28, 2012
Mine have dissapeared
by: Cathy

I live in the Northeaster corner of Utah, over a mile high. We had a very mild winter. The gold finches wintered here the entire time. When they molted and turned a beautiful yellow I was amazed since I never knew what I had were gold finches. I know they nest late (end of July) when the thistles start to bloom. They use the material for their nests and by the time the babys are hatched they use the seeds to make a milky substance to feed with. In did turn unseasonably warmer than ususal. All of my American gold finched have gone. Why? Was it the warmer weather, lack of thistles or what? I really miss them and hope they come back for the winter.

Jan 07, 2012
Same in MN
by: Anonymous

I'm in MN and and usually have the same number of goldfinches at my nijer feeder during the winter - so far nothing. It's is unseasonably warm here so far this winter, perhaps that might be the reason.

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