Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Goldfinches - Feisty and Fun

Don't you just love Gold Finches? I certainly do and watching them is such a thrill. Do you see the one at the top of the flower basket hanger?

You can see the finch taking off because there is a bird flying in on the right. Sorry the bird coming in is a bit blurry.

We use niger feed in the feeders for these feisty little birds.They are year round residents in our area. I love when spring comes and the goldfinches begin to turn their brilliant shades of bright yellow.

Did you know the goldfinches are granivorous birds that subsist almost entirely on seeds. They even feed their chicks regurgitated seeds. No insects for these little guys. 

If you plant seed-bearing flowers such as sunflowers or coneflowers, you may be able to attract them naturally. 

Thanks for stopping in to see a few goldfinches - Judy.

Linking to: 

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings

Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

Your're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With An E

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 

Reconnect With Nature Wednesday at Living A Good North Coast Life 


  1. I enjoyed your Goldfinches, certainly so beautiful. A good tip for attracting them to the yard.

  2. No I did not know they don't eat insects. Thanks, they are pretty fellows.

  3. What beautiful birds, Judy! Your photos are gorgeous! For some reason, I haven't been getting your posts; so, now, I'm going to read your past posts and get caught up!