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Houghton County, MI, United States
That winter was a fun one to watch the flock come daily but each week it got smaller and smaller. I think it got to be too much for some. Lot’s of below zero temps that year 🙁
Great photo, Joan. I am blessed to having the same visits here in Massachusetts this winter. I have counted over 200 Goldfinches in my yard and around my feeders. I just hope that most will survive the winter snows and temperatures.
Thanks….it’s so neat to capture them in such a feeding frenzy. I wish I just entered this in “Friends of a feather stick together” but chose a different one instead darnit. 😉
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