Name: Jonna S.
Do goldfinch re-use their nests, or do they create a new
nest cup each time they clutch?
Goldfinches, like almost all songbirds, build a new nest for each brood.
Goldfinches nest late in the season and are less likely to raise more than
one brood a season than most other small birds. It seems that nests are not
reused because they get dirty and full of parasites.
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Update: June 2012