Sunday, July 26, 2009

Add Beauty to Your Backyard!

The Yellow Finch is one of my favorite bird. The first time I saw one I thought someones pet yellow canary had gotten loose. I started searching immediately to find out about these beautiful birds and found out they were Yellow Finches. There are also Purple Finches, but the yellow ones are so stunning.

They are so easy to attract since they are very common in our area. All you have to do is purchase a Finch feeder and we recommend the cheap ones under $10.00. For some reason, we found they weren't attracted to the expensive feeders. Feeding them is also easy, just purchase some Thistle seed at the same store that you purchase the Finch Feeder.

We have two Finch feeders, at times every perch is filled with a Finch. These birds are stunning! I love watching them from the pool and my office window.

1 comment:

  1. I share your love of these beautiful feathered creatures. They provide beauty right outside our kitchen window, next to the hummingbirds.
    At times we have 15 yellow finches feeding on our super feeder - which holds 14 pounds of seed in 4 socks! It was a great Father's Day gift, and it means we don't need to fill the feeders every day anymore.

    We also see the house finches occasionally; the red is more subtle yet they are striking as well.