11/09/2009My yarden and I lean a little to the wild side 09-09-2009 08:21 PM near my screened porch Sitting out there I observed the goldfinches pulling the petals off the flowers and eating them I think we understand only a little of how our feathered friends go about their business so the more variety we can offer for habitat the better off they will be 09-09-2009 09:17 PM #4: gnomenative Food: Goldfinches are granivorous birds that subsist almost entirely on seeds Unlike other songbirds goldfinches do not typically feed their chicks insects – instead hatchlings are fed regurgitated seeds Seed-bearing flowers such as sunflowers coneflowers and other familiar native blooms are best for a natural food source These birds will also readily visit feeders that offer

Goldfinch Nesting Time

Wild willows provide down in the spring and countless native plants and weeds provide down as well throughout the season So my question is this How can plant down be the reason these birds nest so late in the season? And why do so many promote this belief? The answer Plant down isn't the answer for late nesting at all It's all about food period American goldfinches are 99 9

I allow the weighty heads to ripen on the plants so I can offer them as treats to wild birds and my chickens during the cold winter months If you pay attention seed-eating birds like goldfinches will make a great party of telling tell you when to harvest sunflowers – usually about a week after the last petals wither The heads often contain between one and two thousand seeds and need to

I was lucky enough to have a goldfinch in my garden and then he must have brought his friends along because I regularly had 5 or 6 guests occasionally more One of my feeding areas seemed to have become their hangout the one with 2 feeders sunflower hearts and nyger seeds As time passed they seemed comfortable staying for longer periods I'd see them sat at the top of the neighbour's

04/04/2018Sunflower Feeding Activity Easy to grow sunflowers are a boon not only to the birds as seasons end but during the growing season they attract valuable pollinators Once that use is over the drying heads can be recycled into a winter feeding station for

Male American Goldfinches (left) surely rank as some of the brightest birds in the yard but they're gold on in summer Females even in summer (below left) are never gold and wintertime goldfinches should probably be called olive goldfinches Male American Goldfinches look really splotchy in early fall (below) when they begin their fall molt into winter plumage

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I got this 25 lb bag of black oil sunflower wild seed for only $15/98! FAB price her on Amazon! I have paid this same amount for much smaller bags on Amazon before (5 lb bags 8 lbs etc) What a super find for this HUGE bag! The birds all seem to love it! As long as the price remains this low I will always buy my black oil sunflower seeds from Wagner on Amazon! They seem very fresh and

24/03/2018goldfinches are eating my swiss chard Watch Reply More Mark unread Skip to new Mark unread Print Skip to new grik Saint Paul MN Aug 13 2010 I thought I had some kind of insect eating my chard However today I noticed that the culprits were my goldfinches! I know the goldfinches don't eat insects and I definitely saw them tearing out the tender portions of the chard between the veins

I got this 25 lb bag of black oil sunflower wild seed for only $15/98! FAB price her on Amazon! I have paid this same amount for much smaller bags on Amazon before (5 lb bags 8 lbs etc) What a super find for this HUGE bag! The birds all seem to love it! As long as the price remains this low I will always buy my black oil sunflower seeds from Wagner on Amazon! They seem very fresh and

In my experience (and others) sunflower seeds with the shell on are not as successful or popular as sunflower hearts Out of the three types of sunflower seed sunflower hearts are the preferred choice of most garden birds Be mindful that squirrels will not be able to resist and the addition of a squirrel proof feeder or baffle would be advisable

Flowers are starting to bloom and birds Classifieds Directory Photos About Contact Advertise brightly colored American goldfinches eating sunflower chips at one of my backyard feeders or a black-capped chickadee taking one sunflower seed at a time from the old feeder in my front yard It is also fun and feels neighborly to receive and send short texts to and from neighbors about the

07/07/2020Oil Sunflower Seed is 1 of the best seeds to have in a wild food mix It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices (including ones which contain Oil Sunflower) that will attract the largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species

They love the Black Oiled Sunflower Seeds also known as BOSS And now it is a treat to see the birds pecking at and eating the seeds on my sunflowers On this day I was able to catch the American Goldfinch perched on top of the sunflower and chowing down I like to leave the flowers in our yard even after they are past their beautiful flowering stage because I know the birds like to eat the

Squirrels Eating Sunflower Plants-More Than One Problem Ok so I thought less flowers less seeds for the birds and less beauty for us! I could live with that But then I see the squirrel at the very top of one of the plants The plants are top heavy anyway because the flowers are heavy And all of a sudden the squirrel and the sunflower plant are on the ground The sunflower stalk

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Sunflower seed isolated on a white background Goldfinches Sunflower seed isolated on a white in summer plumage cling to stems of dead cone flowers to get A pair of Goldfinches perched in a field of Rapeseed In springtime Two of european goldfinches Carduelis carduelis In winter Cute colorful little songbirds Birds in wildlife One of european goldfinches Carduelis carduelis Eating

24/06/2009I do and sunflower seedlings are their absolute favorite treat! They nibble it from the top down leaving just a stem stub with maybe a couple of the bottom leaves They will eat every single sunflower like that even if they don't touch anything else I gave up on growing sunflowers in my garden and now have some in a container on my deck where they are doing very nicely Ol' fat groundhog can

American goldfinches are granivores eating mainly seeds In the wild they look for grass seeds thistle and other low-growing herbaceous seeds In the summer you will see them perch on flower heads eating seeds They can make weak stemmed flowers like cosmos dance as they ride it to the ground while eating and then let it bounce back up when their done In the winter it is good to let your

15/07/2011American goldfinches have a lot of nicknames: wild canary yellowbird thistle and salad I'd never heard of "salad birds" until Matt Sharp told this story on PABIRDS last month Matt remarked "My father has a small vegetable garden and for the last couple years around this time of the season goldfinch usually in pairs attack a couple types of leafy greens

The black oil seeds ("oilers") have very thin shells easy for virtually all seed-eating birds to crack open and the kernels within have a high fat content extremely valuable for most winter birds Striped sunflower seeds have a thicker shell much harder for House Sparrows and blackbirds to crack open So if you're inundated with species you'd rather not subsidize at your black oil

19/07/2015American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) This is exciting I was taking photos of peppers when an American goldfinch flew over to a Maximilian sunflower in the old apple tree area and started eating sunflower seeds right off a sunflower I didn't dare to move so

Discover Different Types of Feeders Thistle Feeders and nyjer seed are just what the "" doctor ordered if you want to attract Goldfinches to your yard Window Feeders are an exciting way to draw backyard birds up close for a good look at their beauty and behavior Suet Feeders are a fantastic energy source for wild birds keeping them warm in winter and giving them the fuel they

They love the Black Oiled Sunflower Seeds also known as BOSS And now it is a treat to see the birds pecking at and eating the seeds on my sunflowers On this day I was able to catch the American Goldfinch perched on top of the sunflower and chowing down I like to leave the flowers in our yard even after they are past their beautiful flowering stage because I know the birds like to eat the

I allow the weighty heads to ripen on the plants so I can offer them as treats to wild birds and my chickens during the cold winter months If you pay attention seed-eating birds like goldfinches will make a great party of telling tell you when to harvest sunflowers – usually about a week after the last petals wither The heads often contain between one and two thousand seeds and need to

10/02/2013Goldfinches are one of my favorite birds They are bright and cheery even in their more somber winter plumage They have a lilting song that is easy to recognize And they are entertaining to watch while eating as they display an acrobatic sense of balance Goldfinches

They love Nyjer Seed and Sunflower Seeds These seeds are high in oil and easy to eat with their smaller beaks Because finches prefer the combo of Nyjer seed and socks this duo is your best bet for attracting a bright yellow feathered friend Kaytee also created a finch blend that is perfect for these birds called the Wild Finch Blend It is designed to attract finches including American

American goldfinches are granivores eating mainly seeds In the wild they look for grass seeds thistle and other low-growing herbaceous seeds In the summer you will see them perch on flower heads eating seeds They can make weak stemmed flowers like cosmos dance as they ride it to the ground while eating and then let it bounce back up when their done In the winter it is good to let your