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    At our bird feeders, it is surprising to see this assortment of birds, glad I filled the feeders to the brim yesterday.
    We have, Chicadees, Gold Finches, House Finches, Pine Siskins, Common Red Polls, Red Bellied Wood Peckers, Downey Woodpeckers,Grackles, Red Winged Blackbirds, Cardinals, Blue Jays,Juncos,Morning Doves, ?? varieties of Sparrows,and one Chipmunk.
    A real assortment of colours , and they all seem to get along.
    I have been sitting by the widow reading and watching this variety today, and what I find amazing is that despite this rotten weather they are here feeding heavily , this has been going on since well before noon hour.

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    Wow you are a lucky man.Nothing like that at our feeder. Do you live in the country? Glad to hear the gold finches are back.

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    That’s one of the reasons I have feeders; during terrible weather there is always something nice to look at or listen to as well. Our feeders have been busy as well.

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    I already changed over to summer feed so Only have House Finches Gold Finches Junco's Chickadees and Chipping Sparrows at the feeder also the Chickadees are building a nest in the nest box my Wife bought anyone with pets brush them outside the birds love dog hair for their nests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    Wow you are a lucky man.Nothing like that at our feeder. Do you live in the country? Glad to hear the gold finches are back.
    Yes, we are out in the country,as for the Gold Finches, they have been around all winter,not as many as we have now, at times there must be around 80 of them here and now they are very noticeable as they are changing from winter to summer plumage.

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    " I already changed over to summer feed so Only have House Finches Gold Finches Junco's Chickadees and Chipping Sparrows at the feeder also the Chickadees are building a nest in the nest box my Wife bought anyone with pets brush them outside the birds love dog hair for their nests. "

    We feed the same feed all year round, [black oil sunflower seed ] the birds are always here they seem to like it, I don't get any complaints.
    That is a great tip on the dog hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Yes, we are out in the country,as for the Gold Finches, they have been around all winter,not as many as we have now, at times there must be around 80 of them here and now they are very noticeable as they are changing from winter to summer plumage.

    by Rodbender;
    " I already changed over to summer feed so Only have House Finches Gold Finches Junco's Chickadees and Chipping Sparrows at the feeder also the Chickadees are building a nest in the nest box my Wife bought anyone with pets brush them outside the birds love dog hair for their nests. "

    We feed the same feed all year round, [black oil sunflower seed ] the birds are always here they seem to like it, I don't get any complaints.
    That is a great tip on the dog hair.
    I change from black oil sunflower seed to nyjer seed to keep the grackles and black birds away so the little guys can nest
    As for the dog hair if you have one like mine hair every where when I brush him i put it in a cage for suet and hang it out
    Last edited by Rodbender; April 14th, 2018 at 07:57 PM.

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    Last couple of days, I have been placing feed on the ground rather than in the feeder. With the wind blowing as bad as it was, birds weren't landing on the feeder but were fighting for the food on the ground.

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    We only feed black oil seeds and find that when the weather gets bad we get the most birds. Last week we went thru about 3 quarts of feed each day in one feeder.

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