Everytime I see a photo of a finch sock feeder with goldfinches all over it, I get a little jealous.
Not like slash-your-tires jealous. It's only a light, sea-foam tinted sort of jealousy. :)
Last spring, my old cedar hopper-style bird feeder had the honour of being selected by a couple of beautifully bright male goldfinches as a buffet table. I was so excited! They came back for a few days, and then they were gone for the summer season. According to my bird book, they only hang out in the winter and early spring in Coastal NC.
This winter, I decided to try a sock feeder, because I've seen pictures of its success across the web. I'm convinced that my gardening friend Jayne @ Green and Serene is The Goldfinch Whisperer.
But me? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I don't know if I have it in the wrong spot, so I moved it. Still nothing. And now I don't know if the feed is too old? I check it to make sure it's not all gross or moldy or anything, and it seems to be fine.
Yesterday, I believe I finally got two female goldfinches to stop by! But I'm about to wing my sock feeder across the field hammer-throw style, because it wasn't where they decided to do lunch. They stopped on my red metal feeder lol.
Now if only their husbands would join them, I'd be very delighted :D
EDIT @ 5:54 EST: Woo-hoo! Blotanical's back up! :)