Bird Feeder Plans Drawn Especially for Goldfinches
Also known as the “wild canary”, the goldfinch brings a brilliant splash of color to any backyard. This migratory bird winters in the south and then makes its way to the north as spring gets under way. How can you make your backyard a favorite stopping point for these great birds? With the right bird feeder plans, you can easily attract these social birds.
“If you build it, they will come” can be easily translated to “If you put out thistle, they will come” for goldfinch lovers. These birds like weeds, seeds, and flowers! So if your yard has a lot of thickets, patches of thistles, cosmos, sunflowers, birch, mulberry, hemlock, zinnia, elm, and other goodies, you’re off to a good start. If not, make sure your bird feeder plans include thistle, black oil sunflower, and a source of water for bathing.
If you want to attract and keep the goldfinch, try a special thistle finch feeder. These are similar to tube feeders and have very small holes. You can also use thistle sacks, which have nylon mesh that the birds hang on and pull seeds from. A variation of this is a metal or plastic mesh that lasts longer and is a bit sturdier. You can buy these in stores for about $20 or more, or find finch bird feeder plans online and do it yourself for next to nothing. The birds only care about getting their thistle and seed – so if you want to make a feeder from a Tube-Pak or other cylinder, go ahead. The goldfinches will be more than happy with your efforts.