Male DOWNY at the suet this morning. Bright red patch on the back of his head. Strong tail feathers braced against the suet as he eats. A small flock of GOLDFINCHES just arrived, and the red squirrel has climbed up to the feeder. Goldfinches like mixed seed. They’re ground feeders, but they’ll take seeds from feeders too. Goldfinches make high little weeeep, weeeep, weeeep sounds. I heard them before I saw them.

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