Goldfinches, with Wild Birds Unlimited

It’s Tuesday, so that means Wild Bird John is here!! Did you know that goldfinches are here in Indiana year-round? John says it’s time to get ready for American Goldfinch nesting season, as they will be starting very shortly.

To help the goldfinches in your neighborhood, you can offer nesting material, via a nesting ball filled with alpaca fur! John says Mom and Dad feed the young, so watch for babies following them around constantly later this summer begging for food. Their food call sounds like “feedme, feedme.”


Another fun fact about goldfinches is that they’re vegetarians and change their plumage twice a year. In the spring and summer, the males are a vibrant gold/yellow, then in the fall after mating season, they molt into a drabber, muted green/brown color.

Today on Indy Style, John also chats about the foods and feeders to attract goldfinches. Here is the list of Wild Birds Unlimited locations!

Wild Birds Unlimited
Indianapolis
4040 E 82nd St

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Carmel
9830 N Michigan Rd

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Avon
8100 E US Hwy 36

***Wild Birds Unlimited (featured store)
Greenwood
331 S State Road 135

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Noblesville
14753 Hazel Dell Crossing #500

To learn more, visit www.wbu.com.

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