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I keep nyger in the garage in a metal garbage can with lid (and other 
specialty seed types), and this year in SW MO I have had LOTS of 
goldfinch eating on it (not one pine siskin).  Ronda Sherrill

On 2/27/2017 10:11 AM, Kathleen Anderson wrote:
> I keep my finch feed (nyger) in the deep freeze.  Sometimes I have 
> more bird seed in there than people food.
> I was surprised to see 3 Purple Finches at my feeder this morning. 
>  I'm still waiting for the YRWA for my backyard for this year!
> Kathleen Anderson, Columbia
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> *From: *"Paul Konarske" <[log in to unmask]>
> *To: *[log in to unmask]
> *Sent: *Monday, February 27, 2017 9:31:16 AM
> *Subject: *Re: New backyard sightings for me - YRW on Suet and PF 
> (comments on niger seed)
>
> Hello,
>
> Yesterday in my backyard…
>
> Nothing groundbreaking but these 2 things are new to me:
>
> -Yellow Warbler on my suet cakes – never saw that behavior before.  
> The Bluebirds and Mockingbirds do it all the time.
>
> -Purple finch – 1^st one ever in backyard.  A nice looking male.
>
> Previous reporters indicated problems with niger seed.  Me too.
>
> The niger seed bought locally went uneaten until I threw it out.  This 
> is over a two year period.  No one ate the niger seed!
>
> When I bought mixed finch seeds (mostly grasses, millet)- ‘boom’ 
> Goldfinch, House Finch, Chickadees etc. starting eating it right away.
>
> Anyone figure out the niger seed issue?
>
> Paul Konarske
>
> 16231 Berry Hollow Ct.
>
> Wildwood, Mo.  63011
>
> St. Louis County
>
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