At least six, and sometimes a house finch manages to get a spot too till it is overwhelmed by the goldfinches, who eat all day long. This male was eating peacefully alongside another male, which certainly doesn’t happen very often.
Underneath the sock feeder is a pile of black seeds and their hulls. The doves and juncos pick through them.
Near the end of next month, I will move my laptop and camera gear outside, and then we’ll see how close they’ll let me get.