This Goldfinch was the lone bird at my neighbor’s tray feeder. By the way, I believe the bird is a hen. It was a windy morning so I did not see many songbirds at all other than the finch and an all-too-quick male Northern Cardinal that escaped before I could get its picture taken.
My neighbor had a triple feeder set-up which is very good as it offers a variety of different seeds and feed to suit the needs of different birds. Some love Niger, and some love Sunflower while still others like Milo. The finch loves the Niger and also the Milo. Some also will take broken sunflower seeds. I took the pictures on Dec. 18, 2016. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
The House Finches were just mobbing the bird feeder all day long yesterday. I have been refilling my feeder every two-and-a-half days now. The finches seem to flit between the porch rail, the ground, the metal feeder pole and the actual feeder. They take turns. A good thing since I am now seeing the House Finches come in groups of eight to ten at a time. I think that almost the whole flock is grabbing the Millet and Black Oil Sunflower seeds.
The male House Finches are the ones with the slightly red head and chest. The females are streaky, light and dark brown. Finches are fairly small birds. By the way, I am now also seeing a couple of the Goldfinches here, too. Not often do I see the yellow and black Goldfinches. They are beautiful! I took the picture of the House Finches yesterday and the Goldfinch on 9/4/12. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
It has been quite cold here these past several days with only a day of relatively warmer weather. We have had snow, rain, and cloudy weather but that has not stopped the songbirds from coming around my yards. They appreciate the bird seed mix that I offer in two different feeders. I have a tube feeder in the front yard that is preferred by the Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Sparrows. The feeder that I have in the backyard is a hopper type and includes a block of suet. The birdseed is a mix of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, Nyger Thistle Seed, Millet, tiny bits of dried Apricot fruit, shelled bits of peanuts, and larger Grey Striped Sunflower Seed. I think that the mix has something for almost all of the songbirds that regularly come to my yards. The backyard hopper style feeder attracts White-breasted Nuthatches, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, and various Woodpeckers. The backyard feeder is also a big hit with the Mallard Ducks, Grey Squirrels, Mourning Doves and Sparrows. I took these pictures between 12/13/10 and 12/17/10 in my yards. Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.
A few days ago I had a lot of different bird guests at my front yard Finch seed mix bird feeder. I enjoyed seeing this male House Finch with his beautiful brown and red colors. He was joined by a Carolina Chickadee, a female Goldfinch, and a Tufted Titmouse. These little birds all enjoyed eating the Millet, Nyger or Niger Thistle, and Black Oil Sunflower Seed mix. It has been warm and breezy here. These pictures were taken just a few hours after it had rained. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
We have all seen birds perched on the electric lines overhead in neighborhoods. My street is no exception. I took these photographs while out on walks up and down my street earlier this summer. The photographs show a Kingbird, an Eastern Bluebird, a Goldfinch, and a Red-Bellied Woodpecker sitting on the top of the telephone pole. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photograph. Enjoy!
I just love the different brightly colored birds! We have recently had yellow and black Goldfinches come to the feeders. We also have had a few House Finches here. Down the street I often can find many Eastern Bluebirds and a few Northern Cardinals. Occasionally we have a Red-bellied Woodpecker here. Sometimes, we even have several Woodpeckers at once. I recently took these pictures in my yards or just when walking along down the street here. By the way, most of these very brightly colored birds are the males. Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Northern Cardinal Male
House Finch Male
American Robin Male
Red-bellied Woodpecker Male