FW: [canberrabirds] European Goldfinch breeding

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] European Goldfinch breeding
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:48:13 +1100

No Goldfinch rage, then?  I regularly found nests in the Geelong backyard, usually in apricot trees.  According to HANZAB, Canberra is squarely in the breeding range and of the 506 NRS clutch records 17.4% were in Jan (20.3% for NSW) 


From: John Layton [
Sent: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:15 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] European Goldfinch breeding


I have a second hand report from a reliable source of a European Goldfinch sitting on eggs in a backyard at the Golf Course Estate, Belconnen. Nest is in a Mexican Pine Pinus idunno. Been years since I’ve seen a goldfinches’ nest in Canberra.


As a billy lid in the Wagga area I remember goldfinches breeding well into January.


John K. Layton


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