Still alive

Þistilfinka – Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis

The Goldfinch is still in Selfoss and coming every day to our garden. There was some concern that a Merlin had caught it last weekend. A Merlin made a swift attack and caught a bird but thankfully it was not the Goldfinch as we thought. The next day it appeared again in the garden with the group of Redpolls.


The Goldfinch is staying in the company of Redpolls behaving as they do and eating the same feed.  In the last few days it has had to endure a blizzard, frost down to – 13°C and the attacks of a Merlin and a Short-eared Owl.