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Sunflower Hearts

One of our best-selling straight seeds, Sunflower Hearts are great value as they are enjoyed by many different birds. Highly nutritious and taken from the centre of the popular sunflower seed, our husk-free sunflower hearts are great for attracting a wide range of wild birds to your garden all year-round.

With the husk pre-removed, Sunflower Hearts can also be enjoyed by soft-billed birds such as the Blackbird, Song Thrush and Robin.

We also offer Sunflower Heart Chips, which are easier to consume for smaller species such as Dunnocks and Robins, along with being ideal for fledgling season.

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

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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?

Sunflower Hearts are simply Black Sunflower Seeds with the husk removed. This makes them easier for birds to eat, consumes less energy to feed and leaves no discarded husks in your garden.

Sunflower Hearts are a popular choice and enjoyed by more species than any other bird food. Unlike whole Sunflower Seeds, these are also suitable for Soft Bill birds.

What are the benefits of Sunflower Hearts over whole Sunflower Seeds

There are a number of benefits to Sunflower Hearts over Whole Sunflower Seeds. Whilst they are slightly more expensive, you are not wasting money on husks which cannot be eaten, giving you better value overall.

Sunflower Hearts boast the same nutritional benefits as Whole Sunflower Seeds, packed with healthy oils, protein and a high energy content (high in calories). This makes them great for birds in all weathers and stages of life.

With Sunflower hearts being husk-free, not only do birds use less energy to consume but there is no waste left behind in your garden. This also makes them suitable for soft bill birds such as Blackbirds and Robins, unlike Whole Sunflower Seeds.

Which birds eat Sunflower Hearts?

Sunflower Hearts attract a wide variety of species. More birds are able to enjoy Sunflower Hearts than Sunflower Seeds, with soft bill birds also able to enjoy the nutritional benefits without the problematic husk. It’s no surprise that Sunflower Hearts are one of the most popular choices of bird feed, attracting a range of wild birds all year-round.

Some of the many species that enjoy Sunflower Hearts include:
Blackbird, Blackcap, Brambling, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Jay, Magpie, Nuthatch, Redpoll, Rook, Siskin, Song Thrush.

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;
Ideal for species of finch and tit

From a Bird Table, Ground Feeding Table or Metal Ground Feeder.
Ideal 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. If you are having trouble with Squirrels enjoying those tasty Sunflower Hearts, consider some Squirrel-resistant feeders and baffles.