Haith's Wildlife Blog
If you are looking to feed the birds and help save the planet at the same time then read on!
The Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small bird which heralds from the finch (Fringillidae) family. Its body is predominantly brown in colour (golden), belly and rump are white, and its wings are mainly black with a yellow band.
There are only three types of Goldfinch in the world. Two live across the Atlantic Ocean (the American goldfinch and Lawrence’s goldfinch – also found in the USA).
There’s no substitute for good quality, super-clean bird food in my wildlife garden; however, bird feeders can be interchangeable depending on the bird diet I’m providing.
Those of you who regularly read my Wildlife Adventures with an iPhone series will have seen the video I took while testing our new no mess bird seed mix, “One for All.”
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn out there. Birds are looking a little more purposeful in their search for food. The sudden drop in temperatures and dwindling daylight hours promotes a sense of urgency in the search for high-quality bird food. It's a good thing I could see this step-change coming and decided to introduce two new bird diets for overwintering wild birds. My birds certainly approve.