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Sunflower Hearts

One of our best-selling straight seeds, these Sunflower Hearts for wild birds are great value as they are enjoyed by so many garden birds. Highly nutritious and taken from the centre of the popular sunflower seed, our sunflower hearts are a popular choice for attracting wild birds. We also offer Sunflower Heart Chips.

Buying in bulk is better value - 50kg is supplied as 2 x 25kg bags

Availability: In stock


Sunflower Hearts

  • Bird Table

    Suitable for feeding on the ground or on a table

  • Seed Feeder

    Feed from a seed feeder

  • 4kg
  • 6kg
  • 13Kg
  • 25Kg
  • 50kg
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What are Sunflower Hearts?

They are simply Black Sunflower Seeds with the husk removed.

What are the benefits of Sunflower Hearts over whole Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Hearts are probably the bird food which more species eat than any other. The key reason for this is that soft bill species such as Blackbird and Robin can also easily eat them, but they can't eat Black Sunflower Seeds (which are sunflower hearts but with the husk still on them) due to not being able to break the husk.

Which birds eat Sunflower Hearts?

Soft bill birds that enjoy Sunflower Hearts include Blackbird, Song Thrush and Robin, but all the species of tit and finch which eat Black Sunflower Seeds will just as readily eat Sunflower Hearts and can do so using less energy as there's obviously no husk to take off first.

How do I feed Sunflower Hearts to birds?

In order to make the most of Sunflower Hearts' versatility in terms of the species they attract, it's best to feed them in two main ways:

  • From a hanging seed feeder for species of finch and tit

  • From a bird table, Ground Feeding Table or Metal Ground Feeder for Blackbirds, Robins and other softbill species.

  • Alternatively, Sunflower Hearts can be scattered on a lawn or patio but ensure this is in an open area and not close to shrubs and other areas of cover from where cats might be stalking.