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Has anyone else seen this?

Posted by hosta_house IL 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 2, 09 at 20:10

The Goldfinch have been drinking from the Hummzinger moat for the past couple of years now,so the #%@ sparrows think there maybe food and they are on the feeder too. I have a couple of birdbaths but I never see the Goldfinch on them, I'm afraid this may cause harm to the Hummers, any suggestions? I don't mind the Goldfinch but the Sparrows are bullys. (Pic quality not the best)





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RE: Has anyone else seen this?


I haven't had our goldfinches drinking from the HB feeders, but we are having lots of woodpeckers~~downies and red-bellieds~~using them. It was interesting to watch the baby woodpeckers using the feeders and being scared off by the hummers.

I don't know if the nectar will harm the other birds feeding or not. The Hummers don't seem to be in harms way of the woodpeckers here.

RE: Has anyone else seen this?

I had the same problem with finches drinking from the ant moats. They emptied all of them in a day, with a nice lake available for them fifty yards away.

If you will add a drop or two of dawn dish wash liquid to the ant moat water, they will leave it alone.

RE: Has anyone else seen this?


That is a very unusual capture, a Hummer and a different species bird feeding at the same time. Thats a new one on me! Looks like it could be a Tufted Titmouse?


I'm not sure if the Dawn would harm a songbird if it was drank, do you?


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