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Thistle feeders

Thistle feeders
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Thistle feeders have tiny openings for dispensing thistle, which are tiny seeds. 

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Filling a standard tube feeder with thistle will result in it just pouring out. Thistle (also called Niger seed or Nyjer) isn’t really a thistle. It’s the seed of a plant native to Ethiopia and is heated to prevent germination, so you won’t have thistle plants growing under the feeder.

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Goldfinches and Pine Siskins love thistle. House Finches, Purple Finches, juncos, many sparrows and Mourning Doves are some other birds who eat thistle. Squirrels usually do not.

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