Greenfinch feeding on cranesbill seeds
triciakate Posts: 18
Has anyone else had a greenfinch taking the seeds from a cranesbill? I have seen this several times recently, having not seen a greenfinch in our garden since we moved here 5 years ago. It does occasionally go to the seed feeder but clearly prefers the cranesbill.
"Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
It devastated huge numbers, and they seem to still be a bit thin on the ground in many places.
We don't get many greenfinches visiting as there's too much habitat for them in the surrounding area, but I see them regularly when I'm out. Goldies visit in colder weather - too much grub out in the hedgerows etc for them too, so they don't come in during summer very often. Chaffinches were badly affected by it too. We used to be overrun with them in the garden round the corner, but they're a bit rare in this one. They've started appearing in the last year or two though which is nice.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...