- Product Dimensions: 55.9 x 33 x 7.6 cm ; 9.07 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 9.2 Kg
- Item model number: 62053
- ASIN: B002CAF3PS
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 17 2012
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,499 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
Wagner's 62053 Nyjer Seed Bird Food, 20-Pound Bag
- The favorite seed of Finches including the desirable Goldfinch
- Contains 150,000 seeds per pound creating many visits to the feeder
- An extra clean seed that provides high energy content for backyard songbirds
- Highest quality grains used
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Wagner's Nyjer Seed is the absolute favorite of Finches, such as the American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin and other small songbirds. This tiny delicacy is used in Finch feeders which have smaller holes and tiny perches - perfect for the Finches but discouraging to larger birds. Wagner’s Nyjer Seed is the perfect choice for nurturing Finches with its high fat and protein content. Sometimes referred to as "black gold," nyjer seed may seem more expensive than some premium blends, it actually lasts longer as it packs an incredible 150,000 seeds per pound and the seeds create no waste, no mess, no growth and more visits to your feeder. Fill your Finch feeder with Wagner’s Nyjer Seed and enjoy the antics of these beautiful and sociable birds in your backyard. Trust your backyard birds to the experts at Wagner’s.
From the manufacturer
|Nyjer Seed Bird Food||Greatest Variety Blend||Classic Wild Bird Food||Oil Sunflower Seed|
|Quality Ingredients||100% Nyjer seed (Thistle seed) has a high fat and protein content||A blend of Black Oil Sunflower, Striped Sunflower, Sunflower Chips, White Millet, Red Millet, Cracked Corn, Red Milo, Nyjer, Peanut Kernels, Canary seed and Safflower||A blend of Sunflower Seed, White Proso Millet, Cracked Corn and Milo||100% Oil Sunflower seed has a high energy content and thin shells for easy consumption|
|Bird Food Category||Specialty Bird Seed||Premium Bird Seed Blend||Value Bird Seed Blend||Speciality Bird Seed|
|Bird Feeder Type||Use with Finch feeders, which have smaller holes and tiny perches||Use tubular, hopper or tray feeders with this premium seed blend||Use tubular, hopper or tray feeders with this general purpose seed blend||Use tubular, hopper or tray feeders with this truly gourmet seed|
|Bird Type||Attracts finches, such as the American Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin and other small Songbirds||Attracts a variety of songbirds, such as Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Jays, Finches, Woodpeckers and Sparrows||Attracts all birds - this classic blend will fill the feeding area with many colorful birds||Attracts a wide variety of Songbirds like Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Nuthatches, and Woodpeckers|
Bird Feeding Fundamentals - When Feeding Wild Birds, There Are 4 Keys To A Successful Program
Provide different types of food to attract more variety of birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Higher quality mixes attract more birds. Keep feeders full so birds will continue to visit.
Provide a variety of feeders to attract the greatest variety of birds. Use hoppers and tube feeders for Sunflower and mixes. Use Finch feeders for Nyjer and Finch mixes. Platform feeders will accommodate ground feeding birds.
Provide a shallow water source (2 inch-3 inch deep) so birds can bathe and drink. Water also attracts birds that feeding stations alone cannot, such as ones that feed on insects alone.
Place feeders in locations already frequented by birds. Place by shrubs and/or trees to offer protection.
Where should I locate my feeder to attract the most birds?
Make sure that your feeder is close to natural shelter such as trees and shrubs to provide protection for your birds, but be careful not to make it too convenient for squirrels. Also, place it in a location so that you can enjoy watching the activities of your feathered friends.
Should I feed the birds year-round?
Yes, birds need food year-round, so it is best to keep bird feeders full all year or else the birds will leave. Birds have a high metabolism and need to continually eat. Birds nest from late winter through late summer and during these months there is not an abundance of natural foods, so they need additional food for breeding and raising their young. From early fall through the winter, natural food sources become harder to find so it is important to keep feeders full with bird seed during this time. You can enjoy your birds 12 months of the year.
What is the best bird food?
To attract the greatest variety of birds, feed the birds the seeds they like to eat. Oil Sunflower Seed is one of the best seeds to have in a wild bird food mix. It is popular with a large number of species and is easy to feed in a variety of feeder styles. Wagner's blends provide a wide selection of seed choices (including ones which contain Oil Sunflower) that will attract the largest variety of birds to the backyard feeder. Wagner's has the mixes that will attract the species you want and will fit any budget.
How can I attract specific birds and not attract others (e.g. starlings, grackles and cowbirds)?
Make sure that you have the right bird food to attract specific birds. Sunflower is a great seed that many species love. Also specialty blends, such as Wagner's Cardinal Blend or Finches Supreme, will attract these specific birds. Birdseed with less milo and corn won't attract as many cowbirds, grackles and starlings if you would rather not see these birds.
How do I stop squirrels from eating all of my birdseed?
Squirrels are a common problem at bird feeders. There are now a number of feeder styles designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed. For example, some use a weighted system that closes the feeder port when the weight of a squirrel is sensed. Squirrel baffles are also available to place above or below your feeder (depending on how your feeder is mounted) to prevent the squirrels from reaching your feeder. Additionally, there are two seeds that squirrels do not like -- safflower and nyjer seed. An optional method is to supply the squirrels with their own supply of food away from the bird feeder area. Cracked corn works nicely.
Where and how should I store my bird seed after I bring it home?
The best place to store your bird seed is elevated on a shelf in a cool, dry location in your garage, basement or storage shed. Whether you keep your bird seed in the original bag or in a storage container, you should make sure that it is closed or sealed tightly. It is also important that the storage location has good air circulation and is away from direct sunlight or heat source. You should avoid storing your bird seed on a cement floor, since moisture from the floor can be transferred to the seed. Keeping your seed dry will help it last longer.
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Bought this at an incredible price (5 lb. cost less than the 2 lb.) that has since shot up more than double the price. I researched that finches enjoy nyjer seeds while house sparrows don't, but unfortunately the house finches won't touch it! The seeds look fine to me (no rancid smell, no odd discoloration), but so far the house finches haven't even so much as tried it! I placed it alongside (but separate) the regular wild bird food and watched them happily enjoy…the slim pickings of wild bird food left over by the house sparrows (they always pick out their favorites first, then come back later to finish it off; the house finches sometimes come between those times). When the house sparrows are in full force, few other birds can even attempt to come around and feed before all the food has been devoured, so I thought nyjer seeds would give the shyer house finches a chance. Attempt failed. I tried mixing it in with the other bird food but couldn't tell what/if birds ate it or if it just got blown off the wall ledge by the wind. I'll try again since the house sparrows don't even eat it, and I hate to dump a whole 5 lb. bag.
I will say, though, that it wasn't completely untouched; I did see the squirrel take a few inhalations (not bites, since it's so small and lightweight) of the stuff. I then saw him rub his body all over it (ha!). Not sure what that was about, but it was an amusing sight.
the bag of birdseed came in a plastic "doublebag" - even so, there was about 1/2 cup of seeds in the box and another 1/2 of seeds inside the double bag. the birdseed bag itself was open about 3" (looked like a manufacturing error - the seam by the plastic zipper area was not fully attached.)
not a big deal, I just took the whole shipping box outside next to the birdfeeder to shake everything off. I empty the birdseed bags into a plastic tub anyway, so I didn't care the plastic seed bag didn't seal. but for someone who doesn't transfer to a separate container, this would probably be irritating.
Oh, and the squirrels (ubiquitously named Fred) don't get anything out of this. I don't think they can eat it.