Choose the Best Nyjer Feeders to Attract Finches
Fill these bird feeders with nyjer thistle seed to attract more finches to your backyard. Learn the benefits of each feeder.
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When I ask new backyard birders to list some species they would like to attract, finches are almost always one of the first species mentioned. Picking the correct bird feeder and birdseed can determine whether you’ll be seeing finches or not. Here’s the best types of nyjer seed feeders to consider.
This is the most common type of finch feeder, and it will be very popular with the finches if it is cared for properly. You want to be sure to find one that will be easy to clean. Since the tube can trap water, and water can cause the seed to mold, you should clean this feeder frequently in order to keep the birds coming back. A removable bottom and quality tube brush are a must.
Sock feeders are simple and typically the finches love them. They are inexpensive but since they are just made of fabric, they do wear out quickly. They can be washed but be sure to replace them when they begin to look especially dirty or torn. Get more tips on how to attract goldfinches to your backyard.
Mesh feeders are similar to sock feeders but are much more durable. They are made of a metal mesh. Much like the sock feeders, the finches just cling right to them to feed. You typically don’t see the same amount of issues with wet seed as you do in a tube feeder. Air can move through the feeder and dry the seed if it gets wet. I personally only use this type of finch feeder and highly recommend them!
If you are curious about which species are visiting your nyjer seed feeders, read about the three kinds of goldfinches found in the United States.