Keep The Birds Coming Back
Birds can be quite fussy about Niger Seed and they don’t like it when the seed dries out, or if it’s left out in the feeders for too long. Generally, you’ll want to replace any uneaten seed that’s more than 4 weeks old.
To see if it’s something that would work well in your garden, we recommend buying a prefilled feeder to begin with. Or if you want to go all in and buy a bag of seed and a feeder, we recommend only putting out a small amount (roughly a third of your feeders capacity depending on its size) so they can get used to it. You can always store the rest and put it out as the birds get used to it.
Another trick is to make sure you're giving the birds an opportunity to keep clean. The easiest way to do this is to add a bird bath to your garden, or a bird station with an in-built bird bath. You can find out more about bird hygiene on our blog.