Thistle Seed


Thistle Seed (Nyjer Seed) is a very popular backyard bird treat.  Thistle seed is a small, black seed that comes from the African yellow daisy.  Thistle seeds are high in oil and are a very nutritious source of energy for wild birds.  It is also one of the most popular of the wild bird seeds available on the market today.

Thistle seed is a more expensive seed, but many backyard birds prefer it to other seeds.  You can often find the thistle seed in wild bird seed mixes, making seed mixes a more budget friendly option.

Birds that enjoy the thistle seed typically have pointed bills and can easily manipulate a tiny seed.  The most popular wild birds who enjoy feasting upon the thistle seed include: finches, buntings, sparrows, redpoles, doves and many more.


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