Backyard Beauties - Goldfinches
Yes they have finally arrived in Florida. Now that they are here, these helpful tips will keep them in your yard.
Goldfinches’ favorite food is Nyjer® (thistle). It’s high in protein and fat (which they love) and helps meet the demands of nesting and raising a family. Goldfinches are also partial to fine sunflower chips which work well alone or combined with Nyjer.
Our Quick-Clean® Finch Feeders are specially-designed for Nyjer and Sunflower Chips and are perfect for the small bills of goldfinches. These feeders protect food from excess moisture and are easy to clean with their removable bases.
Create a goldfinch feeding station with our exclusive Advanced Pole System® (APS) Basic Setup Hanging Hardware. It’s easy to construct and maintain. Just plant it into the ground, add the extension poles and arms, and top it with the decorative finial. Then fill and hang your feeders.
Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Unlike many birds that feed their young insects, goldfinches feed their young seeds. Because of this high-vegetation diet, they drink a lot of water. Goldfinches will also use a bird bath for bathing. Attract birds with more success with a Water Wiggler™. It creates ripples in the water to attract birds’ attention. The ripples also prevent mosquitoes from using the bath as a breeding ground.