Here we highlight the Nyjer seed which is the seed of the African yellow daisy. Some people call it thistle seed.
This seed can be used as a great supplement as natural seed sources sometimes become scarce for wild birds.
Valley Farms® Nyjer Seed Wild Bird Food
Available in 4lb or 15lb quantities
This product is a straight seed, not mixed.
This small, thin black seed is typically enjoyed by finches, redpolls, pine siskin, and mourning doves. Nyjer seed contains proteins, oil and soluble sugars which birds can readily use as nutritients providing them the energy they need.
Birds that feed on Nyjer seed may include:
On rare occasion thrushes, chickadees, or even woodpeckers have been seen at a Nyjer seed feeder.
We integrate Nyjer seed into our Valley Farms® Finch Mix which is great for attracting all kinds of Finches. Usually small seeds are placed into a specially designed Finch bird feeder. These feeders can also be ideal for utilizing this Nyjer seed as the holes are usually much smaller. Some bird lovers also use a hangin net or mesh type cloth filled with small seed such as Nyjer seed which birds can access through the tiny holes.
All seasons are suitable for this wild bird feed with a slightly lesser consumption during the late summer & early autumn period. If you enjoy results from straight Nyjer seed, try Valley Farms Finch Mix as many of the same birds enjoy this mix as much or even more than straight Nyjer seed.