Keep Thistle Feeders Out Year Round
Finches aren't the only birds flocking to thistle feeders! Attract Buntings Towhees, Juncos and Pine Siskins with nyjer feeders. Keep a thistle feeder year round to enjoy songbirds' vibrant summer colors. Check out a great selection of other wild bird feeders too!
Keep finch birdfeeders out year round to enjoy brilliant color in warmer months. You can also attract and encourage goldfinches to nest in your yard by providing nesting material and bird baths.
Admired for their vibrant yellow color, sweet melodies, and graceful flight, the American Goldfinch is a favorite songbird. Although their plumage fades a bit in winter, they will frequent thistle feeders year round. Thistle seed, also called nyjer, is unlike any other backyard bird food type. If you were to choose only one type of seed, a thistle feeder would be a great choice. Squirrels and raccoons don't like it, and therefore won't destroy your feeders. Another great benefit of thistle, or nyjer seed is no germination--this means no weeds below your bird feeder!
A group of goldfinches is called a charm...and charming they are! But Goldfinches aren't the only birds who feast at thistle feeders. Chickadees, Chipping Sparrows, Dark-Eyed Juncos, Estern Towhees, House Finches, Indigo Buntings, Pine Siskins, Purple Finches, Song Sparrows and Tufted Titmice are also seen at finch bird feeders, depending upon the region they inhabit.