Want Finches? Bring Niger!!
May 12, 2016 2:36pm CST
Bird brained? Originally, I believe that is intended as an insult, but don't be fooled! After only two days of my daughter putting out the beloved niger seeds, she has a little flock of gold finches waiting expectantly for her to put out more. That the little birds found it in like less than a day after she had put the first batch out amazed me enough. Now, they seem to recognize HER as bringer of all wonderful things. They don't fly away when she approaches, rather, they wait like puppies. I didn't even KNOW we had gold finches around us. Dopey me, I should have guessed. Put out a hummingbird feeder, you get hummingbirds. Put out finch seeds, you get finches. Now who is the bird brain!? Do you have some bird feeders out yet? I want to put out seeds to attract jays and cardinals next!
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12 May 16
what seeds/feed do you find works best? Do you find that it is better to keep finch feeders away from feeders that would attract Jays? I have heard they are quite aggressive and I wouldn't want to scare the little ones away, even though the jays are beautiful too.
12 May 16
My friend loved feeding the birds in her garden and got worms from a fishing tackle shop and the robins came and ate them from her hand. She encouraged me to try and a robin did come and take the worm but I did not like having a worm wriggling about on my hand very much.