Just bought a new finch feeder. Can I hang it down low in front of my picture window for my cats and family to watch? ~ Lansing, MI
The most important place to hang a feeder is where you and your family can watch it easily.
Goldfinches can be some of the most particular and finicky backyard
birds. Their seed has to be fresh, the feeder clean, and they don’t take
it well when you move or replace a feeder.
Second, make sure there is no mold in the bottom of your feeder. In
Michigan where it can be humid the seed may not get a chance to air out
and begin to mold. This can be dangerous to the finches and they will
avoid your feeder again. To prevent mold in bad weather use Feeder Fresh
(a silica grit that absorbs water and humidity, is safe for birds, and
made from non-toxic absorbent sand). You can also shelter your feeder
from the elements by using a WBU Weather Guard.