They love the thistle seed in my tube feeders. I found this big branch broken off one of my trees a few weeks ago and replaced the smaller branch I used to have by these feeders. Now there's more space for goldfinches awaiting a turn at the feeders. Look at all those finches! And these are only two of the feeders.......the activity at all the feeders was continuous for the entire day.
The birdbath was a popular spot this morning too. I added some hot water to this frozen birdbath and for about a half hour the birds were able to get a few sips of fresh water. I have a heated birdbath on the deck too, but for some reason the birds seem to prefer this basin attached to the deck railing.
Here's a seed feeder out in the front yard. The goldfinches spend a lot of time here too--it's a sunflower seed blend, but they love it just as much (the house finches do too!)
Did you know goldfinches like shelled peanuts? I'm not sure if this goldfinch landed here by mistake, but it appeared to be trying to peck a peanut from this feeder.
Remember my Noro yarn from Friday's post? Well here's how it's turning out in the shawl pattern I chose. Isn't that neat? The color bands will get thinner as the shawl gets larger, but I really like these colors. The main pattern design is a 16-row repeat and the chart is very easy to follow. Oh yeah, I finished the baby afghan this morning too!
Hope you all have a good week!