A double sack finch feeder was this week’s thrift store bargain – it was FREE. Of course, it came in caked with seed as and needed a good cleaning. The seed sacks were very discolored too. But after some soap, bleach and scrubbing, the feeder was soon looking close to new. Here it is after it was hung on Friday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the local goldfinch population to latch onto this new food source.
By 9 a.m. today, Saturday, there were lots of colorful and hungry visitors. The older single sack feeder is shown in the background. Within a short time, there were more than a dozen goldfinches hanging off and around the 3 feeders. These shots were taken from the kitchen window as I was enjoying a cup of coffee.