Feeder up since mid- April-No Golfinches-MA

by Barbara Dillon
(Taunton, MA USA)

Have Nyjer tube feeder on Shephard Hook on side of driveway abutting a dense border of tall Spruce-like evergreens.

Have flower box of Marigolds and Zinnias hanging from chain link fence located between driveway and row of evergreens.

I even placed a mirror on the ground underneath feeder, as was recommended to me, as an additional attractant for birds.

Planning to hang black oil sunflower seed feeder on Shepard hook nearby a few feet away (horizontally) in same area.

Have even left some dandelions that I picked on ground under feeder. I'm working on adding hanging birdbath in area. This is the first time I have put up feeders in my yard. Easily attracted goldfinches with Nyjer seed, on my deck railing, at a previous home in same town. Am I missing anything? Feeder is in front of dense cover. No visitors in Taunton SE Massachusetts.I live within a busy commercial, well-traveled street, but see male cardinals there regularly.

Well, Barbara, you get an A+ for effort. You had goldfinches before at your other house, so we know they are in the area. It likely just requires some time before the goldfinches discover your new location. Don't give up. They will find you and your feeders.

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