Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:17
After almost a year of virtually no activity with my bird feeder, I was positively delighted when TEN (yes 10!) goldfinches started using it a couple of weeks back.
Now it's a constant food fest up there - along with a few coal tits, some blue tits and the odd blackbird/robin/wood pigeon that hoover up what ends up in the flower bed beneath
It has been pure joy for me and my little girl, aged 6, to sit at the kitchen window and watch them all.
I've been using 'no mess' sunflower hearts - all the birds soon to love them - but after doing a bit of research and reading that goldfinches' natural food is seed, I was wondering if there is a particular kind they prefer or that is better for them, as they are the ones feeding from my garden the most - messy too - they scatter the husk less seeds everywhere!