Many beautiful and colorful finches come to winter feeders. Goldfinches, purple finches, house finches, pine siskins and redpolls look especially beautiful against the winter back drop. Thistle or nyjer seed is an excellent source of energy for these finches in the winter.
Winter may seem like a bland season since favorite summer birds are absent. Birdwatchers who take steps to attract winter finches, however, can enjoy outstanding seasonal color and energetic activity at their feeders and bird baths even in the coldest weather. Beautiful finches are highly sought after winter visitors and easy to attract with a yard that meets their seasonal needs.