Goodness, I have been concerned. My goldfinches have been so faithful to come to my feeders. Now they have been gone for over a week. What's going on?
I decided to do a little research and see if I could find the answer to my question.
I read here, that during the summer months, the goldfinches begin to shy away from the Nyjer feeders. The reason is they have young birds to take care of, and the young birds need something meatier to eat than Nyjer seed. They suggested to start serving black oil sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts.
Ok that makes sense. but I do put out black oil sunflower seeds but have recently started putting it in a different type of feeder to deter the black birds.
I'm sure hoping that those of you who have been bird watchers longer than me can share your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas.
Thanks for your help - Judy.
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