In defence of goldfinches

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Subject: In defence of goldfinches
From: Terry Bird <>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:46:38 +0000
For most British born Australians and others,

 I am sure , this charmingly pretty introduced finch is a very welcome sight.

No human discrimination from birdwatchers please ; hardly a feral it came with 
the first fleet to make Australia it's new home and performs a valuable service 
consuming thistle seed.

Several years ago, in Winter, because there was a severe frost Martin 
Butterfield lead a WW group along Lake Road to the southern edges of Lake 
George where several flocks of goldfinches, up to a hundred were observed which 
was a long remembered sighting.

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