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Nyjer Thistle

Nyjer is a seed that is grown for its oil in India and Ethiopia and used for cooking. It is commonly called thistle seed even though it is not related to the thistle. As tiny as it is, it does have a shell which the birds drop to the ground after shelling and eating the seed. Nyjer is heat treated to come into the country and consequently will not grow if uneaten.

Attracts

American Goldfinch, Lesser goldfinch, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, dove, junco, quail, sparrow

Use in these feeders

Nyjer tube feeder, fine wire mesh feeder, platform feeder
A Conversation with Rat...


There's one thing about owning a store that sells any kind of food. You have to always be on the alert for unwanted visitors, especially of the rodent kind. I've considered myself lucky in that I haven't had a big problem with rodentia. Any problems are quickly dealt with.

However, I was busy sweeping the floor recently in the Walnut Creek store when I thought I saw something scurry past one of the bird seed bags.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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