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Nyjer Thistle - 20lb

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
  $68.95 Quantity:   bag
At the Water Cooler


I like to spend time at my bird baths occasionally just to listen to what the birds are saying--latest rumors, how things have gone with the breeding season this year, who’s here for the winter, who has left, any complaints about bird seed, repairs needed on nesting boxes--stuff like that. The birds are pretty vocal generally unless something unusual happens.

I was refilling my largest bird bath recently and waited until, one-on-one,

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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, says there are five essential elements for success — water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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