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Attract Songbirds to Your Winter Garden

Finches ~~~ All three of the most common finches -- American goldfinch, purple finch, and house finch -- love Nyjer seed, often mistakenly called thistle seed. Offer it in tube feeders or net bags, and watch these colorful birds swoop in for a visit. [photo credit not given]

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Thistle feeders, or as they are more commonly known, nyjer seed feeders, make a great addition to any backyard because of their amazing attraction power. Can you guess which type of bird loves nyjer seed the most? - See more at:

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American Goldfinch Habitat: Open areas like yards, fields, fencerows and groves. Diet: Seeds and berries. Backyard Favorites: Supply nyjer (thistle) in a tube feeder with multiple ports, or in a nylon stocking.

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Lessons from the Song of the Yellow Finch

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Attract Songbirds to Your Winter Garden

Nyjer Seed Besides finches, other species that enjoy Nyjer seed include juncos, sparrows, chickadees, and even woodpeckers. Because tube feeders have perches at several levels, be sure to keep yours filled to the brim.

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The American Goldfinch (Carduelis Tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and the Wild Canary, is a small North American bird in the Finch family.

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Nyjer seed and sunflower hearts are one of goldfinches favourite treats, so if you fancy going for gold in your garden, then seed feeders are one of the easiest things you can do! #homesfornature

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A slideshow of tips: Attract Birds like Northern Cardinal, Black-Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Finches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, English Sparrows, and Other Backyard Birds with Safflower Seeds, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts, Nyjer Seed, Suet, Cracked Corn, Mixed Birdseed, and a Birdbath Heater

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Pine Siskin - These cute little birds are smaller than a house finch and have a sweet little twitter.

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How to Attract Goldfinches to Your Yard Feeders with nyjer seed and plants like sunflowers will bring in the goldfinches!

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