male finch feeding a female seed from a birdfeeder

What Do Finches Eat?

What do finches eat? When do they forage and what do they feed their young? Learn all about the common finch diet. Finches are small and stout birds, with most not growing longer than 10” in length. But despite their small size, these birds have a massive appetite. Like many other wild birds, they can … Read more

mourning dove eating seeds off of the ground

What Do Mourning Doves Eat? Their Diet and Feeding Behaviors

The mourning dove diet is made up primarily of seeds. On the farm, they love seeds from crops and grain. In our gardens, mourning doves will eat seeds from trees, grass, and flowering plants. But mourning doves have their favorite varieties and will visit areas where they are abundant. If you want to enjoy watching … Read more

finch perched on the side of a bird feeder filler with nyjer bird seed

All About Nyjer or Thistle Bird Seed And The Birds It Attracts

Nyjer or Thistle seed is a popular food for finches or sparrows and can be offered year-round. But, did you know many other birds enjoy this type of birdseed? This article will show how to identify the birds that may visit your bird feeder when you fill it with Nyjer seed. We’ll also take a … Read more