I struggled for years to get goldfinches at my feeders, but once I finally attracted them, they've been regular customers. I don't see much of them in the wintertime, but come spring they're back in the neighborhood and looking for me to fill their thistle feeder. I've never had the huge numbers that most people tend to get, but I suspect that may change as a neighbor who also offered thistle has sold their house and moved away. No more competition!
A bird I would really like to get at my feeders is the baltimore oriole. I hear them in the neighborhood singing invisibly from the treetops - how can a bright orange bird be invisible? - but my offerings of halved oranges or grape jelly have been ignored by everyone but the ants and the squirrels.
Is there any common bird that you'd like to see at your feeders, that you can't seem to attract the eye of? Mostly I'm amazed with the feeder birds I see on other's blogs - especially Jayne's - and wonder what you all do to attract such beauties that I'm not doing. Do tell!
a return Visit
7 months ago