• Nyjer Feeders,  Uncategorized

    Nyjer Feeders are Busy Now

    They’re the last ones of the season to nest and raise their young, they’re also the only ones who molt twice per year. It really puts goldfinches in a class of their own. It’s the busy season for them, feeding the tiny black seed almost exclusively to babies. During the year, spells of non-activity may be common around nyjer feeders… but not now! If you offer nyjer or thistle seed year-round, chances are great these birds will stick around. They won’t nest in a birdhouse, but prefer mature trees and shrubs for building their digs. Considered resident birds, in winter you’ll see dull brown-olive plumage, but their sweet song will…

  • Bird Feeders,  Finch Feeders,  Nyjer Feeders,  Thistle Feeders,  Uncategorized,  Wild Bird Feeders

    Thistle Feeders are in High Gear Once Again!

    It may be officially summer, but the tail end of spring nesting season is still going strong. Goldfinches are just starting to nest now, which means you’ll be seeing a whole lot of yellow at thistle feeders in the next 2-3 months. If you’re not offering thistle yet, you may be missing out! The American Goldfinch is a favored backyard songbird as their summer plumage, friendly disposition and sweet song are simply a pleasure to have around the garden. And unlike other birdseed, thistle seed won’t germinate… which is also a pleasure in the garden 🙂 Goldfinches don’t use birdhouses, so there’s no luring them in with that. They’ll raise…

  • Bird Feeders,  Finch Feeders,  Nyjer Feeders,  Thistle Feeders,  Uncategorized

    Can You Spot the Thistle Feeders?

    Me neither as they must be covered in snow and awaiting the big thaw. So this is April? Wisconsin, Minnesota, somewhere like that. Goldfinches are already shedding worn winter feathers and turning yellow, while other common resident birds are nesting in much of the country. Once again, will winter ever end? Yesterday brought our first butterfly to the yard, but unfortunately the consecutive, way below normal night temperature this year zapped established lantana that was seven years old. You could always count on butterflies around those shrubs. Yes, that’s how big they were, mature shrubs. Erratic weather is largely attributed to climate change, but many folks don’t see it that…

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