American Goldfinch

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

May 12th, 2018, 8:16 pm #1

I have two birdbath/watering bowls and a blue watering bowl yet this guy chooses an ant moat to drink water from.  Still it makes me smile. IMG_3453 (800x533).jpg IMG_3451 (800x533).jpg
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: July 18th, 2009, 3:58 am

May 12th, 2018, 9:11 pm #2

Goldfinches like to drink from my Hummzinger ant moat when I put that feeder out later in the season.  Chickadees like ant moats as well.
Dan
East-central Iowa
Zone 5a
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

May 15th, 2018, 4:40 pm #3

Today I observed another or the same goldfinch drinking from the same moat, so now I have to make sure I have water in those moats.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: February 17th, 2018, 11:34 pm

May 15th, 2018, 11:51 pm #4

Yep. My chickadee's & Titmouse love my red ant moats. So those are cleaned as well. I have to refill them daily. I saw a Titmouse chase a juvenile hummingbird away from the feeder. It must be like the Children's Story called "Goldilocks & the 3 Bears".  Just the right size! (Smile).....
Bonnie

Denton, TX 76209
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June 6th, 2018, 3:47 am #5

When something as simple as that can make you smile it also can make your day. :-)
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: June 21st, 2017, 12:59 am

June 6th, 2018, 12:55 pm #6

Here was a vibrant yellow male Goldfinch on the Niger feeder this morning.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/277 ... 63f5_c.jpg
Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Zone 6b
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Joined: June 21st, 2017, 12:59 am

June 13th, 2018, 2:35 pm #7

I have been pleased with this Stokes Finch feeder.  It is a sturdy one/frequently used by Goldfinches and other small birds.  It's easy to clean and reasonably priced too.  I bought a second one at an Ace Hardware store for $9.99 which included a 3 lb. bag of Niger.   There is always some waste with Niger feeders from birds flicking out the seeds.    Sometimes the seeds go bad from the rain, but so far that has not happened with this one.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4272 ... 47b5_c.jpg

https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/6 ... eeder.html
Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Zone 6b
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