Trying something different and seeing something new

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas 398351

This winter hasn't turned out to be particularly harsh, and there are lots of berries and seeds still left for birds to eat. But we didn't know that back in January, so for the first time we hung a bird feeder out on the back porch. It's a net bag filled with thistle seeds, and it has attracted quite a following.

Lesser goldfinches in Cibolo, Texas

We had never seen these birds in our garden in Cibolo/Schertz before, and I identified them as lesser goldfinches. There seem to be at least five of them visiting the bird feeder, and it has to be refilled every other day after they eat their fill. Many of the thistle seeds are picked out of the bag and fall onto the deck, but the finches don't fly down to eat them there. They hang around watching from nearby trees until we refill the bag, and then they return to feast some more.

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Robin Rogers, REALTOR, Broker-owner, TRC, MRP, CRS

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Comments (9)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Very nice...it's fun to see the birds that are attracted to these feeders.

Mar 03, 2013 01:18 AM
Diane McDermott
RealtorĀ®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

What a cool idea for a bird feeder Robin! The birds seem to approve and squirrels probably don't mind cleaning up the seeds that fall on the ground

Mar 03, 2013 01:21 AM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Isn't it amazing how quickly these birds find these feeders!

Mar 03, 2013 02:32 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

They really are delightful looking birds, and they look like they are having a great lunch because of your caring. 

Mar 03, 2013 05:02 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

You should have a nice thistle stand come spring! The goldfinches are great little birds.

Mar 04, 2013 10:18 PM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

The seeds attract doves and squirrels, too. The goldfinches only seem to eat half of the thistle seeds; the rest are scattered all over the deck. They are messy eaters!

Mar 05, 2013 11:06 PM
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Robin- I like the net bag for a bird feeder.  Just the other day my kids were asking if we could get a bird feeder.  I priced them and was surprised of the cost.  Where did you get that netting?

Mar 08, 2013 01:31 AM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Hey, Stephanie--we bought ours at the Wild Bird store nearby. But they're on Amazon for under $5. You can search on thistle mesh sock or nyjer thistle bird feeder.

Mar 08, 2013 05:22 AM
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Robin,  Thank you for responding to my question.  My kids are going to love this.  Have a great week.

Mar 11, 2013 01:37 AM