> .... niger consumption has slowed to a trickle - where
> are the Goldfinches, etc?
Um, at my house maybe? I finally got around to setting up my feeders a few
weeks ago, and have been deluged with goldfinches, siskins, purple finches,
redpolls, and a pair of sparrows I haven't identified yet. A few others
from time to time. The thing that has me baffled is that so far, not a
single chickadee. The niger is going faster than the sunflower seed.
I haven't set up my suet feeder yet, but when I do, I hope to get a closer
look at the various woodpeckers that hang about here.