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American Goldfinch (male) | by Barb R ~
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American Goldfinch (male)

I changed the seeds in the feeder & new beautiful birds are appearing. - wonder how they know there's a new menu.


To encourage goldfinches into your yard, plant native thistles and other composite plants, as well as native milkweed. Almost any kind of bird feeder may attract American Goldfinches, including hopper, platform, and hanging feeders, and these birds don’t mind feeders that sway in the wind. You’ll also find American Goldfinches are happy to feed on the ground below feeders, eating spilled seeds. They’re most attracted to sunflower seed and nyjer.

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Taken on May 21, 2012