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Goldfinch rage

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Their is nothing odd about goldfinches fighting. If another Finch gets within biting range one will are a lunge at them. This is especially true on the mesh feeder with the sunflower chips. Sometimes males will chase each other or fight in mid air.

Today however, one of the females had her agression turned up to 11. If a bird approached the feeder she spread her tails and wings then chased them. She even got to the point where she chased birds that landed on the pole the feeder hung from. I have no idea what got into her but it was entertaining to watch and I wish I got a picture of it. (She flew off just after I got my camera).

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That's usually the way it goes...they seem to leave at the sight of a camera!! I see quite a few confrontations at the feeders, between Goldfinches and also between House Finches. Sometimes they can be quite comical to see and hear.

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