Besides the Chickadees, the Goldfinch are the most common birds at our feeders. They come in a flock, sometimes just a few of them, but sometimes 20 or 30. And they crowd the Niger seed feeder, or eat spilled sunflowers below the other feeders - or sometimes sit on that sunflower seed feeder.
There are only 4 spaces on these 'squirrel proof' feeders, but these Goldfinch were impatent. The Chickadees often lose out to a crowd like this.
You're more likely to see them on the Niger seed feeder, but it must take them a long time to eat enough of those tiny seeds.
During the day of the big storm the Goldfinch seemed particularly desperate for food, and they were really crowding this small feeder. The snow was falling heavily, so there's lots of blurring in these photos, to say nothing of the moving birds!
I think 8 was the most birds I saw trying to crowd onto this feeder.
And some of them were not very pleased when others arrived.
We also have a small Red Squirrel that visits, but it's restricted to the seeds that fall on the snow. Those 'squirrel proof' feeders actually work!