What can sunflowers bring to the bird table?

Energy packed and high in protein,

sunflower seeds are a super food for birds.

 

Did you know?

The world record for the tallest
sunflower is 30 ft 1 in
(9.17 m)

 

Grown in Germany 2014

Why are Sunflower seeds so beneficial for birds?

Sunflower seeds are a calorie dense food source for garden birds. High in protein and packed with energy they provide much needed nutrition in the harder winter months when food becomes more scarce.

 

Containing Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Calcium, Iron, sunflowers are one of the most nutritious foods you can feed your garden birds, helping them stay in good condition to breed successfully in the summer months and survive through winter.

A diet including sunflower seeds contains oils, vitamins and minerals that will keep feathers, beaks and skin healthy, giving birds the boost they need.

 

Black Sunflower Seeds for wild bird feeding

Sunflower Seeds

Black shiny seeds packed with energy and protein.

Birds with harder beaks remove the outer coating to get to the nutritious kernel (heart) inside.

Favoured by Tits, Finches, Nuthatches and blackbirds.

 

Sunflower Hearts, nutritious for wild bird feeding

Sunflower Hearts

Hearts are the sunflower seeds with the husks removed.

Easy to eat and no mess. They attract a wide range of species including Blackbirds, Tits, Robins, Chaffinches and House Sparrows.

Enjoyed by soft billed birds like Robins and can make a high energy meal for the smallest of garden birds.

 

Feeding Sunflower hearts as part of a blend of seeds will help ensure a variety of vitamins and minerals are available. Offer a feeder of straight sunflower hearts and the birds will not be able to resist. Feed from seed feeders or special sunflower heart feeders, which are designed to allow air flow and keep the oily seeds fresh.

A diet including sunflower seeds contains oils, vitamins and minerals keeps feathers, beaks and skin healthy,

giving birds the boost they need.

 

Try our Super Sunflower wild bird mix with extra sunflower seeds and hearts or our Max Energy Stay Tidy Mix energy blend to provide a high energy boosting food for your garden birds. 
Add a feeder filled with  sunflower hearts, and a wide range of birds will keep coming back for more….