Mess Under Nyjer Feeders

American Goldfinches Drop a Lot of Seed and Shell Under Nyjer Feeders

American Goldfinches, while wonderful birds, can create quite a mess under feeders when they arrive in a large flock. This year’s flock in my yard is huge. I already figured out how to solve the mess they made under the sunflower heart feeders. Now I’m working on the mess under njyer feeders.

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How to Feed Ground-Feeding Birds in the Snow

Feeding White-Throated Sparrow & Dark-Eyed Juncos seed under a patio umbrella in the snow
White-Throated Sparrow & Dark-Eyed Juncos in the Snow Under a Patio Umbrella

How do you feed ground-feeding birds like sparrows in heavy snow? If you toss some seed on the ground as usual, it might be snow-covered within minutes. Birds won’t be able to see it and so might find it challenging to eat. The solution? Provide some cover!

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