As a certified bird nerd, I keep pretty close track of all my feathered friends flittering around the Iowa Blog Cabin. I have a finch feeder and since the spring have had an incalcuable number of finches. At any given moment I could look out the window and see a half dozen finches out there.
But last week, they disappeared. There are a few here and there, but it’s much more sporadic. They’re pretty much gone.
Here’s my theory. They’re nesting somewhere. I’ve read that finches nest later than most birds because they wait until the thistles mature. Not sure if that’s what’s going on, but hopefully in a few weeks they’ll show back up. I’ll keep you updated.