JB's Pond

I have an 800g goldfish pond intended to attract wildlife.

HARO

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There's actually quite a few birds that I haven't added just because I haven't seen them interact with the pond area more than once or twice.
I've heard that there were some small established colonies in the US, but I'm surprised they are in Wisconsin. The only places I've seen them were in Germany and New Zealand. My dad kept them as aviary birds back in the 60's.
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I've heard that there were some small established colonies in the US, but I'm surprised they are in Wisconsin.

Northeastern Illinois/Southeastern Wisconsin has one of the more established populations in the U.S.
They were believed to be released by a breeder in Chicago many years ago. I saw my first in 2009, but they've become way more common in the past five years. Over the past two years, they've become as common at my feeders as American Goldfinches.
 

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