Now they are looking for natural cottony material or pet hair to line their cup shaped nest and a yard with a known source of food in anticipation of the arrival of their little ones.
And the babies are one of the reasons I love this time of year! Their demanding "Momma, Daddy" calls for food sound so similar to a dog’s squeaky toy, I find them adorable.
So if you were ever thinking about attracting American Goldfinches, now would be a great time to add a finch feeder to your yard. I also love that I can hang the feeder anywhere because squirrels and other animals don't bother with Nyjer Thistle. And the seed has been heat treated so it can't sprout weeds.