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Wednesday 04 April 2012

cats killing gold finches

Problem, A little like Lisa's - Bird Watching Forum - GardenWeb
Jul 14, 2010 . I have two feeders for Gold Finches..no problem there..but it seems to . Hawks usually take their kill away, cats however tend to bring then .
http://nature.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bird/msg0717084511983.html?6

American Goldfinch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some winter ranges, the goldfinches lose all traces of yellow, becoming a . and Blue Jays, which may destroy eggs or kill young, and hawks and cats, which .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Goldfinch

Audubon: Backyard -- The Winter Banquet
Cats account for about 30 percent of birds killed at feeders. . the seed available only to small-beaked finches such as goldfinches, redpolls, and pine siskins.
http://archive.audubonmagazine.org/backyard/backyard0001.html

Nature in the City: Goldfinches They're Here All Winter
Goldfinches do indeed live here year round. And as . Most songbirds eat insects and have to fly south when cold weather kills off their food source. . Her muted plumage helps keep her and her family hidden from cats, squirrels or crows.
http://www.moscowfood.coop/garden/goldfinches.html

Bird-feeding Tips
Goldfinches will enjoy this seed, and in some years but not every year, you may get . Cats: If there are many cats in your neighborhood, do not feed birds on the ground . A hawk killing a bird at your feeder: There is little you can do about this.
http://www.pvcaudubon.org/feeding.html

Goldfinches and Fiber
Mar 20, 2012 . I have just tried to kill a tea-leaf. . In cats and other housemates: Barb has moved into a condo she and . Goldfinches are in eclipse plumage.
http://passeriform.blogspot.com/

Goldfinches wooed from farmland to British gardens | Environment ...
Mar 6, 2012 . Goldfinches were most common in English gardens, 58% in a typical week, compared with 53% in Wales and 49% in Scotland. . But at least the cat food bill is going down. . And that's what the Yanks call buzz kill.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/07/goldfinches-farmland-british-gardens

For the Birds: Protecting Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond ...
. include barn swallows, American goldfinches, rufous hummingbirds, house wrens, orange-crowned warblers, . Studies show that even well-fed cats kill birds.
http://audubonportland.org/backyardwildlife/brochures/protectingbirds

Bird Feeding Basics
It attracts jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, finches, goldfinches, northern . Additionally, cats kill hundreds of millions of birds annually in the United States, often .
http://www.lowes.com/cd_Bird+Feeding_1304617632_

Sparrow Hawk The Goldfinch Hunter - YouTube
Oct 18, 2010 . You know for what ---that is to hunt my Goldfinches. . I hate it when my cats kill the birds that come to? my garden, but that is because I already .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaHFbgMS69o

Cat Behavior And Cat Hunting Information
May 19, 2008 . However, most pet owners are still amused as why their cats kill rodents, . In addition, the existence of Marsh rabbits, American gold finch and .
http://ezinearticles.com/?Cat-Behavior-And-Cat-Hunting-Information&id=1188041

Fur flies over cat shoot plan - Local News - News - General ...
Jan 23, 2012 . Our native bird life is more important than the ferral cats that are killing them off. For example we use to have thousands of Gold Finches in and .
http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/fur-flies-over-cat-shoot-plan/2428190.aspx

Surfbirds.com - Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
Q. The cat just caught and killed a mother bird. The baby . Last Spring some very beautiful goldfinches showed up for the first time at my feeder. Soon there .
http://www.surfbirds.com/bird-feeders/bird-faq.html

Tennessee Watchable Wildlife | Backyard Wildlife Information
Thistle is the prefered food of American Goldfinches and Pine Siskens. . Cats kill hundreds of millions of birds annually in the United States, often sneaking up .
http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/backyardinfodetails.cfm?uid=10032214204144001

BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING
A thistle feeder for goldfinches should be cleaned about once a month depending on . Feral cats and your neighbor's tabby are a serious threat to nestlings, fledglings and roosting birds. . It can kill horses, other mammals and wild birds.
http://baltimorebirdclub.org/by/feed.html

The University of Maine - Cooperative Extension Publications ...
The color is provided by the goldfinches, cardinals, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and . Research at the University of Wisconsin has shown that house cats kill an .
http://umaine.edu/publications/7124e/

Goldfinches found in five times as many gardens as they were 16 ...
Mar 7, 2012 . Last spring saw goldfinches and bullfinches rise well above numbers . Serbian gangsters killed rival, ate him for lunch in a stew. . off by household cats and as cat numbers have increased the obvious result has happened.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111882/Goldfinches-times-gardens-16-years-ago.html

How to Build a Goldfinch House | eHow.com
It makes sense that a birdhouse or nesting box designed for goldfinches should . cat, a goldfinch birdhouse will put birds in danger of being caught and killed.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5625511_build-goldfinch-house.html

opinions needed from outdoor cat owners..... - Forum and ...
To add some anecdotal evidence on the other side, the cat in my avatar has killed at least one hummingbird and a half dozen gold finches last year in addition to .
http://www.myballard.com/forum/topic.php?id=8719

Why Do Do Goldfinches Wait Until July To Begin Nesting? | Blog ...
Jul 6, 2011 . Notoriously late nesters, goldfinches have been waiting for the thistles to . My biggest concern for them are the cats that roam freely in our neighborhood. . which kills off the microbial and insect activity that keeps a balance .
http://wild.enature.com/blog/why-do-do-goldfinches-wait-unitl-july-to-begin-nesting

Causes of Bird Mortality Sibley Guides
Jan 15, 2010 . About 10% of the birds killed were Golden Eagles, 34% Ravens, and another . Domestic and Feral Cats may kill 500 million birds per year or more. . such as the conjunctivitis eye disease that hit House Finches hard in the .
http://www.sibleyguides.com/conservation/causes-of-bird-mortality/

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