Goldfinches on the Increase in Britain
A new survey indicates that Eurasian Goldfinches in England are up 78% over the ten-year average, an increase attributed to people using a new mix of birdseed, one that includes nyger. Forgive this American birder his skepticism, but I bet that the number of birds remained roughly level but they just came to feeders and were counted more often. I just don’t think that a new birdseed could have that dramatic an impact on any bird population in so short a time. Any British birders want to weigh in on this?