Finches ~~~ All three of the most common finches -- American goldfinch, purple finch, and house finch -- love Nyjer seed, often mistakenly called thistle seed. Offer it in tube feeders or net bags, and watch these colorful birds swoop in for a visit. [photo credit not given]
Thistle feeders, or as they are more commonly known, nyjer seed feeders, make a great addition to any backyard because of their amazing attraction power. Can you guess which type of bird loves nyjer seed the most? - See more at: http://www.the-scoop-on-wild-birds-and-feeders.com/thistle-feeders.html#sthash.T2ZQBq2U.dpuf
American Goldfinch Habitat: Open areas like yards, fields, fencerows and groves. Diet: Seeds and berries. Backyard Favorites: Supply nyjer (thistle) in a tube feeder with multiple ports, or in a nylon stocking.
Nyjer Seed Besides finches, other species that enjoy Nyjer seed include juncos, sparrows, chickadees, and even woodpeckers. Because tube feeders have perches at several levels, be sure to keep yours filled to the brim.
A slideshow of tips: Attract Birds like Northern Cardinal, Black-Capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Finches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, English Sparrows, and Other Backyard Birds with Safflower Seeds, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts, Nyjer Seed, Suet, Cracked Corn, Mixed Birdseed, and a Birdbath Heater