To attract the widest possible diversity of birds to your garden, offering different seeds will attract many different species. Niger seed is a favourite of goldfinches and siskins and can be used to attract these bird species to your garden. Nyjer is a black seed from the African yellow daisy and is a nutritious source of energy for garden birds as it is high in oil.Read More
What type of bird feeder should I use for niger seeds?
As niger seeds are so small, you need to use a special niger seed bird feeder so that the seeds can be released without spilling. Our Pro Metal Ring Pull Niger Seed Feeders are heavy duty powder coated metal seed feeders with durable UV hardened polycarbonate tubes. Not only do they contain the niger seed with easy access for the birds and for cleaning, but this bird feeder is so durable it has a lifetime guarantee!
What birds will I attract with niger seeds?
Birds that like niger seeds typically have small, sharp beaks which can more easily crack the tiny shells. The ability to manoeuvre with such flexibility enables them to eat the seeds from flowers which are often bending with the wind or weight of the bird.
goldfinches are renowned for their love of this particular seed and when feeding in numbers, make a wonderful spectacle in our gardens. Additionally, greenfinches, siskins and redpolls are fans of niger seed, benefitting from the energy it provides.
Wild birds need water as much as food, for drinking and bathing. We always recommend putting fresh clean water out every day of the year.
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If you want to know more about the benefits of niger seed for the wild birds in your garden, give us a call on the freephone and we can help advise you: 0800 085 4865