Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

nyjer bird seed

nyjer feeder - not used by birds

nyjer feeder

Click here to see where you can buy nyjer seed from

I know nyjer seed is good quality bird food, so I now put some melted lard / fat over it  (to stop it blowing away!) and pop it on a birdtable.  It get eaten every day.

I  tried to feed nyjer seed in a feeder,  but not one seed was  taken

I know other people who use nyjer seed feeders and they have success

Do you have success feeding nyjer bird seed? and how do you feed it.

Click here to see what I have found out about nyjer seed.

Sparrows like Nyjer Seed

Click here to see where you can buy nyjer seed from

Bird Feeding Tip

Keeping the bird food inside bird feeders dry when it is raining is difficult

Driving rain can seep into the feeding holes in the hanging bird feeders and clogg up the bird seed. 

This makes it difficult for birds to get at the seed just at a time when they need to get energy quickly.

It’s a messy job trying to get the wet bird food from inside the bird feeders and clean the feeder. 

  • I don’t put out all my hanging feeders.
  • I always keep one hanging feeder as a spare.  I keep it dry and clean

This means when I bring in the rain lashed, wet bird feeders I don’t have to try and unclog the wet feed from inside the feeder straigh away.  When the hanging feeders have been cleaned I can leave them to dry naturally.  This really helps me when I’m short of time.

Keeping a spary, dry, clean bird feeder means there will always be bird food when the birds need it most.

This Bird Feeding Tip is just a basic, simple way to make sure our garden birds have a supply of dry, clean food at a time when rain and cold weather can make survival difficult for them.