Simply loved by more wild bird species than any other seed, these sunflower hearts are a real winner in most gardens. They are a waste-free solution to the black sunflowers as they are husk-free. Equally high in oil and calorie content as our premium sunflower heart seeds, but with more broken pieces.
Sunflower hearts are suitable for seed feeders, bird tables and ground feeders. One of our best-selling straight seeds, these standard sunflower hearts are great value as they are enjoyed by so many garden birds.
Why sunflower hearts are so popular with birds
Sunflower hearts are probably the bird food which more species eat than any other. One key reason for this is that 'softbill' species of bird such as Blackbird, Song Thrush and Robin, can easily eat sunflower hearts, but they can't eat black sunflower seeds - which are sunflower hearts but with the husk still on them.
This is simply because softbill species like those mentioned above are unable to remove the husk off a seed in the same way a finch or tit can. Add to that the very high oil and calorie content and it's no wonder garden birds love sunflower hearts so much.
How to feed sunflower hearts
In order to make the most of their versatility in terms of the species they attract, it's best to feed sunflower hearts in two main ways:
- From a hanging seed feeder for species of finch and tit
- From a bird table, Ground Feeding Tray or Compact Ground Feeder for Blackbirds and Robins
Alternatively, sunflower hearts can be scattered on a lawn, but ensure this is in an open area and not close to shrubs and other areas of cover from which cats might pounce from.