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Crimson Finch Photos

Crimson Finch Photos

I have had a good season with the crimson finches and bred some really nice birds. I took some time out during the week to take a few photos. I hope you like the photos of some of the young. Breeding Crimson Finches has been a successful process, so I will follow this...

Testing Seed For Germination

The bird seed growing areas in eastern Australia have been badly affected by drought for the past two years. Stocks of seed are low and good quality seed is hard to get. Always test your seed when you purchase it to determine the germination percentage. Old seed of...

Sprouting Seed For Siskins

This time of year the siskins both red and yellow are well into the breeding season and sprouting seed is an important part of the diet especially when feeding young. I use a mix of 40% grey striped sunflower, 40% safflower and 20% niger. These 3 seeds sprout at the...

Seeding Grasses – Quick and easy bird nutrition

An easy way to boost the health of your finches is to feed them a diet full of fresh foods. Seeding grasses are very prevalent at this time of year and should be fed as often as possible to your birds. I am in the process of developing an area devoted to growing...

Finch Health – Watch out for worms

The cooler months are probably the most productive time for most finch-keepers. It is the time of year that all the Australian finches and most of the foreign finches will enter their peak breeding time.  Bird health is essential. Birds should be free of internal...

Blue Headed Cordon Bleu Or Blue Cap Finch

Blue Headed Cordon Bleu - (Uraeginthus cyanocephala) If you have ever seen the blue cap male in his courting dance and noticed the way he fans out his feathers at the front of his forehead forming a type of cap, you will understand why he is called the blue cap. Blue...

Spring into Action – September Bird Breeding

Now is the time to get ready to act in the garden. Time to sow the grasses that will get you into the early summer. Again, sow seed in trays for an early start. I always find that a seedling 75-100 mm high sown into the garden bed will always get ahead of the weeds...

Feeding finches through Winter

These notes are for the area i live in which is classed as a subtropical climate and obviously things that grow here may not grow at the same time in other colder or warmer areas, but try it anyway. Winter is the worst time for finches as they are very tender at this...

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