Until two years ago I always had Greenfinches visit the Birdy Bistro. That was until the first outbreak of finch disease (Trichomonosis) two years ago which reduced the numbers of Goldfinches and Greenfinches drastically. That was followed by another outbreak of the disease last year. Since then I have rarely seen a Greenfinch, until this past week or so,
The Goldfinch population has recovered, exploded really, here. I can get up to fifty arguing over the twelve perches on the Niger seed feeders. Now about six Greenfinches have joined them which gives hope that their numbers have started to recover as well.
I can ony hope it is too late in the year for a new outbreak of finch disease in this area.
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