Saturday, 9 March 2013

New feeders for the garden.............................................. and instant success

I bought a metal perched feeder a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to thwart the squirrels.
It was a small one but it seems to be surviving OK.
My garden feeders are all different and a bit of a mish mash of colours and designs.

While I was out buying bird food yesterday I decided to get more of the metal feeders to give the garden some uniformity and do bit of spring cleaning.

Robin took to the shiny silver feeders straight away.

My first Goldfinch in the garden this year was soon followed by more.

 It was raining and I had a flurry of snow this morning so not too many images to share.

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

I also saw a Greenfinch again the first of the year... so it's a big thumbs up from the birds.

I have filled the feeders half and half with Sunflower Hearts and Black Sunflower seeds (the husks still on).
It will be fun to watch which birds prefer which seeds.

 Robin appears to be a bit choosier than most... "get in there son!"

I have kept the log feeder though... it's still a big favourite.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

33 comments:

Sandra said...

the colors on the goldfinch are fantastic and the robin with the head in the hole made me laugh.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable and lucky little birds! :)
Your pictures are fabulous, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Gary said...

Great selection of backyard birds. How are the knees? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series of shots.

Anni said...

I love the one photo of the robin with nearly its entire 'head' in the new feeder. And the goldfinch colors are marvelous.

Art said...

Beautiful pictures, well done!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images, good luck with the feeders.

Michelle said...

That Goldfinch is a beauty!

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Gary Jones said...

Great to see you are getting Goldfinchs, beautiful birds to see in the garden.

JM said...

Lovely! The photo of the Robin with its head inside the feeder is so cute. :-)

mick said...

Great photos and a nice variety of birds at your feeders.

islandwonder said...

Great log feeder. That is neat.

Anna said...

Great series, Andrew!
I love the pictures of the Goldfinch so much...
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful and colorful birds and such great captures for the day!! Hope you have a good week!

Arija said...

Delightful to see your little birds at both feeders.

Ken Schneider said...

Glad your birds were so quick to accept the new feeders. Love the goldfinches!

HansHB said...

Lovely photos from the birdfeeder!

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series showing mednogle beautiful birds. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Hanne Bente

Phil said...

Sunflower hearts and seeds will certainly spoil those birds Andrew but with those fine photos it's definitely worth it.

Carletta said...

I use those kind of feeders for my goldfinch. They cover them when they are here.
Beautiful shots Andrew but I really like your last shot with the robin on your log feeder. It presents your birds in a more natural setting that I really like. Love that last shot!
Hope you are recovering well from your knee operation.

Leena said...

Nice to your goldfinches, they did not visited here this winter.
And robins of course will come after two months here - too long time :)
So very beautiful photos.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Spiffy new feeders..you have!! I have been looking at some of mine that are starting to look a little sad!! : )
Love that Robin with his head in the hole ..so cute..I guess we know his preferences!!
Gracexx
Hope the knee's are healing nicely!!

Findlay Wilde said...

Don't you think the Goldfinches are messy eaters, but at least it gives the Chaffinches something to munch on. From Findlay

eileeninmd said...

Love the pretty Goldfinch and the robin. Nice selection of new feeders. Have a great week!

Wally Jones said...

It looks as though the new feeders are working well!
Very nice photographs of your colorful birds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm so envious of your goldfinch. I used to think ours were beautiful (and they are), but just not quite so...

Karen said...

That was a good investment! Lovely birds.

SweetPotatoMayas said...

I LOVE the one of him sticking his head in! And the log feeder is super cool :)

i stora drag said...

Lovely photos with you new feeders and birds! I've never seen a goldfinch, but I would sure do!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Kateri said...

Your robin is very different from the robins I am familar with. Very pretty bird!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely birds at your feeder! The log feeder is a favorite here too.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I commend you on caring enough for all of the birds to ensure that they have proper working feeders and a good supply of seed. Your log feeder is still quite the coolest thing to me, I have to remember to show my husby;')~