About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Photo Share: American Goldfinch

Photo by Christopher Paquette 
"One of my favorites.... I didn't recognize him in his winter colors"
The American Goldfinches are here in mid-Michigan year round. To encourage them to your yard, plant native Purple coneflowers,  milkweed and other plants that produce seed heads.

At the feeders, finches prefer sunflower and nyjer (thistle) seed. They can figure out how to use any bird feeder including hoppers, mesh or tube feeders, and these birds don’t mind feeders that sway in the wind. You’ll also find American Goldfinches are happy to feed on the ground below feeders, eating spilled seeds.

Related Articles:
European Goldfinches http://bit.ly/Q2Cu37
Goldfinch Migration http://bit.ly/MzGSPD
Are Goldfinches here in the winter? http://bit.ly/PZu5ML
Goldfinches: The Last Birds Nesting http://bit.ly/PZuejj
Bird of the week: American Goldfinch http://bit.ly/PZum2a

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