Feeder Hack

Feeder full of nyger seed?
Is this feeder full of nyjer seed?

I’ve had mixed luck feeding goldfinches with fresh nyjer seed. The main problem is the feeder holds far more seed than the birds will eat. I think I finally have a solution.

Feeder with insert displacing seed
Nope! This feeder has an insert displacing seed.

We cracked a pill bottle down its side and halfway across its bottom so we can wedge into the middle of the feeder. That way, it keep a smaller amount of seed pressed against the sides.

It’s working pretty well so far. The first batch of seed got eaten — by not by goldfinches.

They’ll find it.