We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
551 North Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone: (914) 241-0721
Fax: (914) 241-0721
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
ALSO VISIT US AT: 356 Heights Road, Darien, Connecticut
It’s time to go for the gold in your yard, THE AMERICAN GOLDFINCH that is! The Goldfinches are with us in the Northeast all winter, but have molted into a khaki brown set of feathers and are less noticeable than when in their yellow Spring - Summer plumage! (the American Goldfinch is the only bird that molts twice). At this time of year, you will see the bright yellow becoming more and more apparent amongst those "little brown birds" in your back yard.
Goldfinches live throughout the United States and southern Canada, a fact that makes attracting them to your backyard a bit easier. Goldfinches prefer to eat Nyjer*(thistle), an extremely small, dense, black seed. There are special thistle feeders ranging from mesh socks through the Wild Birds Unlimited lifetime warranty tube feeders, complete with removable bottoms for easy cleaning.
Goldfinches are what we call "flock" feeders and "cling" feeders, they like to eat together, and they can cling easily to a mesh tube feeder, and to perches. It's important to keep their feeder clean, and the nyjer* seed fresh and dry.... when you come in to the store to see all our Goldfinch feeder choices, we can go over the many options we have to insure fresh, dry seed in thistle feeders!
In July and August, after the male has serenaded the female with canary-like songs, goldfinches begin their nesting season. You may wonder why so late, and it's because by late summer there are the greatest number of thistle, dandelion and other composite flower seeds for them to feast on, in addition to bugs and people-provided nyjer* seed. The location of the nest is usually five to 10 feet high in trees or shrubs and often near a water source.
Come in very soon and let us help you set up one or two finch feeders in your yard, bringing beautiful gold color to your garden!
Ben Dickson, Manager, (soon to be owner) Bedford Hills store