The title of the most popular indoor bird belongs, oddly enough, not to all familiar parrots, but to another representative of the birds - an elegant goldfinch. This loud-voiced and cheerful songwriter can be purchased at a regular store. But there is another option: to catch the goldfinch yourself. This does not require any special skills, since the goldfinch is quite gullible and easily falls into the set traps.
It is necessary
- semolina goldfinch
Go for the goldfinch in the fall: it is during this time of year that you will have a better chance of returning home with a lively fancy trophy. In the fall, birds flock south, so find out in advance where they usually camp during their wanderings. As a rule, the locations do not change from year to year.
Choose a suitable place for fishing, the so-called "bird-catching" point. Look for areas with slopes and ravines, but where there are not many trees. It is better if it is a place located near vegetable gardens. Pay attention to the plants that are located in the selected area: goldfinches prefer to feed on burdock and camel thorn. In such places, goldfinches will almost certainly stop to rest along the way.
Choose a flat area for the point, not far from the reservoir. Use the favorite food of goldfinches or semolina birds as bait. Goldfinch is a talkative bird, so decoy goldfinches will quickly begin to talk, attracting the attention of their relatives.
Use regular glue if you're hunting on a cloudy day. Spread it on the branches of the bushes: the goldfinches, attracted by the calls of the semolina bird, will go down and sit on these branches without noticing anything unusual. In a moment you will be able to choose a bird for your home. But take care that the glue does not harm the birds, and they can be easily released back into the wild.
Purchase a special trap to catch goldfinches in a more humane and bird-friendly way. They are sold in all specialized stores. At the same time, the catching mechanism does not change, but the difference is that letting go of the rest will be much easier.
Start fishing early in the morning: goldfinches can be seen in the air until about 2 pm, after which the chances of catching a bird are significantly reduced. In the spring, when goldfinches begin to form families, you can also use this method of fishing, but during this period they are less willing to respond to calls from a semolina bird. On the other hand, if you only want one goldfinch, then this option is better, as it will relieve unnecessary stress on the rest of the birds.