I had a chat with a friend trying to lure goldfinches to her property, and she mentioned using nyjer seed---but was disappointed with uneven results. Namely: the birds won't accept a refilled sock. And I have been there. Goldfinches are notoriously finicky with this seed and I've thrown too much of the pricey stuff out. I suggested what I have done myself and that is to scrap the nyjer and offer only black oil sunflower seed. The goldfinches love it and it holds up longer. It may be fun to watch finches cling to the sock but it is too expensive a look! No nyjer for me!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!