Niger Seeds (Nyjer)
Often described as goldfinch gold. These tiny black seeds are hugely popular with the very colourful goldfinches and often tempt them into flocking to your garden once they have been discovered. Unfortunately, Niger seeds are generally only popular with goldfinches and siskins, so please keep this in mind if you wish to encourage a more diverse gathering of species into your garden.
Niger seeds, in fact, have a husk surrounding them and this requires the birds to strip the husk off first before eating the seed within, so don't be alarmed if you are finding some waste under your feeders.
Please be advised that these seeds are best offered from a dedicated Niger seed feeder. These feeders often have very small slits or holes within the tube, which are only just big enough for a Niger seed to pecked out. Feeding from a standard seed feeder will only cause the seeds to be blown out of the ports during windy conditions.
Suitable For Feeding: Goldfinches, Siskins
Available in: 2kg, 4kg, 8kg, 12kg, 24kg