(1) Dog roses, bramble, nettles and thistles provide good for birds such as goldfinch , greenfinch, chaffinches and the occasional rarity such as brambling or bullfinch.(2) The list was impressive and included robins, starlings, a goldfinch , blackbirds, redwings, chaffinches, wood pigeons and black-headed gulls.(3) Plenty of birds of winter still mob Ann's bird feeders; chickadees, juncos, sparrows, woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldfinch , and doves are in no short supply.(4) Nearby, the rough grass and scrub contain large stands of teasels and thistles, which provide seeds for finches - goldfinch , chaffinch, bullfinch, brambling and siskin are frequent winter visitors.(5) On the lake itself, we mainly saw the same woodpeckers, gulls, goldfinch , robins, waxwings, juncos, and other common birds spotted last year.(6) Choose annuals with abundant seeds, especially those in the sunflower family, to lure songbirds such as goldfinches and house finches.(7) Niger thistle appeals especially to pine siskins, goldfinches , and purple and house finches.(8) Every month, RSPCA inspectors in Rochdale receive three or four reports of greenfinches, bullfinches, linnets and goldfinches being trapped and caged before being sold to breeders.(9) Miners became fond of their birds, and as well as breeding the canaries with one another, they started to produce crosses - or mules, as they called them - with British finches such as goldfinches and greenfinches.(10) Sunflower seeds appeal to many of our wintering birds, but the goldfinches and house finches prefer thistle seed, while the ground-feeding sparrows and doves enjoy millet or a mixture of high quality seeds.(11) Crossbills are closely related to goldfinches , and the curve of the upper beak seems easy to miss.(12) At the feeder on the window sill, goldfinches , titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, and cardinals have been busy at a heap of free (to them) sunflower seeds.(13) One of the Cape's most numerous and widespread songbirds, goldfinches delight in dining on dandelion seeds, thistles, and weed seeds found amongst the beach grass.(14) Today, dozens of different birds stop by, from goldfinches , tits and sparrowhawks to ducks, doves and pheasants.(15) The yellow plumage coloration of male goldfinches is a condition-dependent signal of male quality used by females in mate choice.(16) Teasel provides nectar for bees and butterflies, and the seedheads supply seeds for goldfinches and crossbills.