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A welcome newcomer to my garden

Greenfinch watching over its nest from above, St Albans, April 2021


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 April 2021

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

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  1. I’d welcome a bird like that to my garden but alas, fat pigeons have chased away all my song-birds and eaten all the seeds and fats left out for the smaller birds. I had a couple of wonderful blackbirds coming to serenade me every morning on my balcony but now when I pull my curtains I’m Greeted by the beady eye of a pigeon surfeited on other birds’ food. From today, I stop leaving it out.

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    • Same problem here. I got a bird table with a low roof but the pigeons still managed to get in. No I’ve added more pieces of wood to narrow the openings and the pigeons are blocked :). But the squirrels still get in!

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        • I’ve looked it up now. You’re right: “Greenfinch populations declined during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but increased dramatically during the 1990s. A recent decline in numbers has been linked to an outbreak of trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease which prevents the birds from feeding properly.”

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        • Yes. I seem to think that trichomonosis started hitting the population mid 2000s. I was living in Canada by then but heard reports from friends and family about the population decline. They were a common bird in Cheshire in the 1980s and 1990s.

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