What's this little bird?

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee
OP Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee Veteran Member • Posts: 6,136
Re: What's this little bird?

Peter too wrote:

The goldfinch was on the danger list but the population has been growing in the UK and Ireland since 1985, partly due to new bird table seed mixes increasing winter survival rates. Some goldfinches like niger seeds and some like hearts of sunflower seeds. They will also eat seeds of teasels and thistles and are often seen on teasel and thistle heads in the wild. They can sometimes be seen in flocks of a dozen or more (a charm of goldfinches) and are recognisable by their high pitched chattering.

A charm of goldfinches?

The collective nouns for animals etc., in English are just gas! A pod of whales, an ignorance of politicians, a gaggle of geese, a parasite of lawyers, an exposure of photographers, a bokeh of L-glassers, a resolution of measurebators..

any more suggestions?

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