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American Goldfinch Feeder

Feed American Goldfinches!

American Goldfinch FeederAmerican Goldfinch

This is a very special American Goldfinch Feeder. It is made so the birds have to go upside down to feed. Only a few birds are able to do this. This really helps when you are buying Nyjer seed which is quite expensive. Every Tom, Dick and Harry bird cannot eat at this feeder which saves the seeds for the American Goldfinch. I say this because I have other bird feeders that I fill up to the top with seed and the seed is gone in one day because all the birds eat from it. If all the birds were eating Nyjer seed I would go broke!

I discovered the American Goldfinch because I had Purple Coneflower planted in my garden. They came to eat the seeds. They are very beautiful and I wanted them to come around a lot. So I learned what they like and got a special bird feeder for them. They love Nyjer seed and they like fresh Nyjer seed. Once I had a 20lb bag of Nyjer seed around for a while and eventually the goldfinches weren’t coming anymore. I read on the internet that they don’t like stale seed! Sure enough when I put fresh seed in they were back! So you have to be careful don’t buy too much seed at one time and if it gets wet from the rain shake up the bird feeder a few times so it can dry! To the left you can see what a delightful view I have from my dining room window! Click her for a forum on feeding the American Goldfinch.