Niger seeds are from the Ramtil plant native to Ethiopia and is a relative to the sunflower plant. Often spelt nyger or nyjer, and miss-sold as thistle, it is a tiny oil rich seed that is high in energy, protein and is easy to digest.
A particular favourite of Finches and Siskins, Niger contains high levels of amino acids which are particularly beneficial for young fledglings.
If fed from the ground or a bird table Redpolls may be attracted to the garden. When feeding from a hanging feeder Niger can either be mixed with other straight seeds or fed from a specialist Niger feeder which have very small ports to prevent wastage.
When providing niger seed you are likely to see an increase in goldfinches visiting your garden!
Ground, Bird Table, Niger Hanging Feeder
Suitable for all year round feeding.
Blue Tit, Brambling, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll, Marsh Tit, Mealy Redpoll, Nuthatch, Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, Yellow Hammer
* Savings are based on the first row being the base £/kg price