Sunflower Chip Feeder About the time I wrote my last post asking you to take a late summer feeding break, I had not seen any goldfinches since my zinnia goldfinch surprise. I had freshly cleaned thistle feeders with fresh, shiny thistle in them. No takers. The only birds who were eating from them were the chickadees. And they were only doing that because I had taken down … [Read more...] about Put Up A Sunflower Chip Feeder For More Goldfinches!
A Surprise Zinnia Goldfinch Discovery This year, in addition to the returning perennials and new annual plants, my wife had a pack of mixed zinnias. I think we had it left over from last year. She decided it couldn't hurt to put them out in our baskets. It has turned out to be a pleasant zinnia goldfinch surprise! Let me tell you about it. I'll Just Plant a Few Seeds in … [Read more...] about The Zinnia Goldfinch Surprise
Recently, I've had a bit of a heartbreak in my backyard. I need to tell you about it so you wont' make the same mistake. House Finch Eye Disease I've blogged before about the importance of paying attention to your feeders and yanking them down the minute you see any of your house finches with the eye disease they can get. I'd been pretty lucky this year that I had not seen … [Read more...] about My Apology To My Goldfinches