We have also had Gold Finches visiting our garden this year for what we think is the first time. We have certainly not noticed them before this year. Early spring we were given a finch feeder and some niger seed to put in it and ever since we have had these beautiful little birds in the garden. Sometimes there's just one , sometime two and on one occasion there were five all trying to get at the seed. Unfortunately the only place to hang the feeder in the back garden where it is in view from the window is on the rotary drier!