Finches of all kinds will flock to bird feeders filled with fresh Nyjer seed. Often mistakenly called “thistle” seed, Nyjer seed is from Eastern Africa and will NOT germinate into the common Thistle plant most people associate it with. Goldfinches, buntings, red polls, house finches and Pine Siskins especially love Nyjer seed and it’s fairly common to see chickadees grab some Nyjer seeds just for a change of palate.
Nyger seed must be fresh. Good quality Nyjer seed should be a shiny black color, reflecting that it’s still holding its natural oils. Shelf-fatigued Nyjer will be a brownish color and dusty and your birds will not eat it as readily. It must be kept dry. Damp Nyjer seed will be refused by your birds and will quickly mold.
Available in 5lb, 10lb, 20lb and 50lb bags.
If the Nyger is out of stock, try the NYChip. You ‘ll see a few more birds at your feeder including the Downy woodpecker.