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Jac - I looked out of my kitchen window this morning and this is what I saw!!! What a great Christmas present! This is the first goldfinch I've seen in my garden for well over a year. Most of the niger seed has been scoffed by the bluetits, but I just bought some more today so it will be topped up soon. Hopefully, he'll tell his friends! Sorry this is such a poor photo - taken from quite a distance, but I was so thrilled I had to take a picture lol



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Such beautiful birds.........

20 Dec, 2009

 

Congratulations Sid ! Knew they would return one day !

20 Dec, 2009

 

How lovely, I am still waiting for some to appear in my garden.

20 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I'm so pleased for you Sarah ... :o)

20 Dec, 2009

 

~mine seem to prefer sunflower hearts Sid~I got this special mix of niger and some other thistle seed but they still prefer the hearts although both are available in feeders~I could stand and watch them for hours! I had about 18 in Feb/March/April but only about 4 now for quite a while~I too am hoping they return!

20 Dec, 2009

 

O Sarah how Fantastic 2 hear the Gold Finches have returned to your garden & r using your feeder ;) Thanx so much 4 taking the Pic & Showing me :) XXX

21 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Arn't they beautiful birds! I'm so pleased! All thanks to Jac! lol

Arlene - I didn't know they liked sunflower seeds too....I've got some so I'll put those out too :-)

21 Dec, 2009

 

~I have a big wide metal feeder which has 4 big ports and a fairly wide tray on the bottom and this takes a couple of kilos of sunflower hearts( with the outer black shell removed)bought by the 25 kilo sack from Kennedy wild bird food~
~the Goldfinches, Greenfinches,Bluetits.and even the Nuthatches are totally happy with the sunflower hearts although the Godfinches will also go on the niger seed feeders sometimes!
Because of the tray which holds the spillage and stops some of the seed from falling and germinating, the Collared doves sometimes take over in a big flock and can be a bit of a nuisanceas they sit there eating everything in sight! but I have also put a round tray in the neck of a large pot and put suet pellets and mealie worms for the Robins(3!) and Blackbirds~it's quite busy at the moment!
I hope you find that now you have one, more will come as they seem to be in groups~ you can get the hearts in packets from Wilko~

21 Dec, 2009

 

Great Sid there brill little birds are'nt they, love it when there in my garden.

21 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Couldn't agree more Clarice!

Arlene - Thanks for the info. I think I could do with one of those trays you mention that catches the spillage as I think a lot gets wasted - the bluetits chuck the seed everywhere searching for the bits they like!! lol

22 Dec, 2009

 

Sid if you look at some of my photos you will see my feeders one big feeder as a cover on top and a bottom that catch most of the seeds then my doves eat the seed of the bottom tray.

22 Dec, 2009

 

~I have a really big tray from Haiths because as you say the mess means you get millions of seedlings!the collared doves pick up the spillage quite well though and even the squirrels!

22 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Thanks both - I will look at your pictures Clarice. Arlene - the ground feeders like the blackbirds seem to appreciate the bits that fall down, but I think a tray would be even better as less would get lost in the grass. My feeders are hanging in a tree over the grass, so any seedlings that spring up get mowed, which is a happy accident lol

22 Dec, 2009

 

Folks...Jane here ! Not long in from town and our branch of Wilkos has special offer on dried mealworms...2 tubs for £4 !!!! Great value as twice that everywhere else ! x

22 Dec, 2009



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