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Where are all the finches then?


Where are all the finches then?

Got this Niger seed feeder about 10ft up in covered spot under conifer as I'm sure I read that the greenfinches like privacy. However, the ones we have seen have fed off the peanut feeders and since I put this feeder up about a month ago, we've not seen any!! Any ideas guys? Are they out of season? Is my feeder in the wrong location?



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i have greenfinch that come to my garden as you can see in my pics, i just have my feeders close to trees but nothing differant to the norm, they are lovely little birds, good luck page 6 last row in my pics OB

10 Aug, 2009

 

yes they are and I was chuffed a couple of months ago when I saw one from my office upstairs - I say office, it has a computer and some desks, lol! - but since putting their kind of feeder up, they haven't been back as we're aware. I might move it again - for the 3rd time!

10 Aug, 2009

 

small office but still an office OB, hope you get some greenfinch, sometimes it just takes patients,this was the first year i had them in 4 years here

10 Aug, 2009

 

Yeh, it's just wierd that they were here - not in abundance I'll grant you - but now there not, unless I'm missing them.

Sure they'll turn up again at some point.

10 Aug, 2009

 

mine hasnt been in a while so maybe its time for them to find warmer place if thats what they do, and sure your right they will be back,

10 Aug, 2009

 

i had a niger seed feeder ,the goldfinches didnt go anywhere near it,they kept going for the sunflower hearts,thank goodness.

10 Aug, 2009

 

yes i have them in my feeders so they must prefere them

10 Aug, 2009

 

Now you both mentionit, I did mix a bag of sunflower seeds with my mixed seeds so there were more SF seeds in there than normal. Since I opened a new 20K bag of mixed seeds, they not been so maybe I invest in some more SF seeds and see how it goes!!

10 Aug, 2009

 

good luck OB

11 Aug, 2009

 

My goldfinches go for sunflower hearts too. I can have 15/20 birds at a time but they are very quiet at the moment.
When birds have finished breeding and feeding they go into a moult which is a stressful time for them. They tend to hide away and don't feed so much. Once they have their new feathers they'll be back!

11 Aug, 2009

 

Cool, thanks PG. Mind eased now! Looks like the Niger seed feeder was a waste of money then! lol!

11 Aug, 2009

 

well alot of people say its great and attracts all kinds of finches, to messy for me lol

11 Aug, 2009

 

I sell quite a lot of it San, other people do swear by it, but 'my birds' have not been keen!
Keep the feeder up OB, you never know....

11 Aug, 2009

 

True about the moult Oddbillie.Ours have reappeared this weekend too.

15 Aug, 2009

 

do you have pet store potty.. when you said you sell it,or do you work somewhere like garden centre maybe!

15 Aug, 2009

 

I used to have a pet store, now I have a pet stall Sandra, I am a market trader! I sell wild bird feed and pet foods and accessories. 11 years in the trade now. :o)

15 Aug, 2009

 

i would love to do something like that or work with animals, years of hairdressing, sometimes i feel like a change even though i do work for myself now and only 3 days, its taking its toll on my tendons, wrists and neck,

15 Aug, 2009

 

I used to be a hairdresser too Sandra!
I do enjoy my work, it has fulfilled what I wanted to do for so long.But it is physical and long days and bad weather (I work outdoors) make me wonder how long I can keep it up!

Sorry OB, seem to have hi-jacked your page!.... :o))

15 Aug, 2009

 

really potty, so im due for change i think, all hairdressers i know go for something else eventually, its long days stood and strain on wrists and back i think, glad you enjoy your work though, must be awfull for people doing work they dont really enjoy

16 Aug, 2009



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