Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Purple finches, American goldfinch and sparrow at my feeder in Prince Edward Isl

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May 14, 2016 3:18 PM CST

Thumb of 2016-05-14/PEisland/5d3806 I get lots of purple finches, American gold Finches and lots of different birds in my gardens. I live in Prince Edward Island Canada for the 6 months of spring , summer and fall and in Florida for the winter. I have planted a butterfly flower garden and I planted Minarda beebalm for the humming birds. I have a lot of bird feeders and water available for the birds

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Texas (Zone 8a)
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May 14, 2016 4:17 PM CST
That's a cool feeder - and the birds are beautiful!
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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May 14, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Welcome! Hello there! I'm Melanie, the friendly moderator. When you get a minute, it's always helpful to fill out the profile info so it shows in the top corner of your messages. I always feel silly calling people by their usernames. We also have a thread dedicated to showing off our bird photos. We do one thread for each month. Feel free to drop in there and post your pics! The thread "Bird photos - May 2016" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

I'm a butterfly gardener myself, and a Florida native so I have to live with the weather year-round. Let me tell you, you're in the right place. It was melting hot here today and the mosquitoes are getting bad. We also have a butterfly thread so feel free to visit that, too! Just poke around and let us know if you need any help!
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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May 14, 2016 6:35 PM CST
Welcome! PEisland!

Very cool! I just love Purple Finches!

I have had a few here over the years but never like in your photo.
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