Sunflower Hearts

BRAND: Ivel Valley Bird Food

Our bakery grade, Premium Sunflower Hearts are a great energy and protein source of bird feed for wild birds. No husk means there is no husk waste in your bird feeders or on the ground; giving you more for your money and an easier dining experience for the birds!

*Get free next working day delivery as standard on our 12.55kg and 25kg Premium Sunflower Hearts - order by 2pm for same day dispatch.

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Sunflower Hearts


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Premium, bakery grade Sunflower Hearts for wild birds


Our premium Sunflower Hearts are a great energy and protein source of bird feed for wild birds. They have the added advantage of having the husk removed, so there is no husk waste at your bird feeders or on the ground, giving you more for your money and an easier dining experience for the birds!


What are Sunflower Hearts?

Sunflower Hearts for birds are the inner seed found when removing the black husk (the outer shell) from Sunflower Seeds. This premium bird feed is our most popular straight seed as it's great value and leaves no husk mess in the garden. Sunflower Hearts is favoured amongst a wide variety of different wild bird species, so you can expect many of them returning to your garden for more!


Are Sunflower Hearts good for birds?

Sunflower Hearts are packed with healthy oils, protein and have a high energy content (high calories) which makes them great for birds in all weathers and stages of life.

- Birds in the winter benefit from the extra energy that Sunflower Hearts offer, as it helps keep them warm through the cold temperatures.

- They're packed with plenty of nutrients to help fledglings and chicks grow.

- All kinds of birds can eat them, so if you're looking to attract a variety of wild birds to your garden, Sunflower Hearts are a great choice!


What is the difference between Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Hearts?

The difference between Sunflower Hearts and Sunflower Seeds comes down to the outer black shell (a.k.a the husk). Sunflower Seeds originally comes with the husk still intact. More technique goes into the Sunflower Hearts as the husk is removed, leaving you with the inner white seed.

Sunflower Hearts are more favourable with our customers, due to the lack of mess it leaves in their gardens. When eating Sunflower Seeds, birds discard the husk and throw it to the ground, creating a mess. This can be avoided when using Sunflower Hearts as the husk has already been removed.


Do birds like Sunflower Hearts?

Yes! Sunflower Hearts are favoured by most wild birds thanks to their high energy content and are an excellent all-rounder seed to supply. They're also much softer than black Sunflower Seeds as there is no tough husk to break through. So it would require less energy for the birds to feed. If you are looking for ways to attract wild birds back to your garden and encourage their friends to join as well, Sunflower Hearts will be sure to entice them in.


Which garden birds eat Sunflower Hearts?

Both small and large wild birds will happily eat Sunflower Hearts, and they're particularly loved by Goldfinches and Tits. Other birds you can expect to see at your Sunflower Heart feeders include: Blackbirds, Chaffinches, Collared Doves, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Greenfinches, House Sparrows, Nuthatches, Robins, Starlings, Wood Pigeons


How to feed Sunflower Hearts to birds?

If you want various bird species to get the most out of your Sunflower Hearts, providing a variety of different feeding methods is essential. Use a hanging seed feeder like this BigEasy™Seed Feeder if you want to cater to small garden birds such as Blue Tits and Goldfinches Ground feeders will help you attract larger species such as Dunnocks and Blackbirds as they prefer to eat on the ground and are less likely to perch from a hanging feeder.


Packaging: 2kg bags of seed are oxo-biodegradable and can be disposed of alongside normal recycled plastics. 12.55kg seed options come in a fully recyclable paper sack. Our cardboard boxes are also made from recycled materials and our gum tape is also recyclable.  

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Set Product as New from Date 26 Oct 2021
Set Product as New to Date 21 Nov 2021

Free Delivery 

Order by 2pm Monday to Friday for next working day delivery.

Free delivery on orders over £19.50 in our standard delivery areas *.

We operate a same day despatch with DPD Next Working Day Delivery for orders received before 2pm Monday to Friday.

Friday orders after 2pm will be processed on Monday. 

Please note: DPD cannot guarantee Next Day Delivery. DPD Next Day Delivery has a 99.8% success rate. 


Standard Delivery 

Orders under £19.50 (exluding Premium Sunflower Hearts) are £3.95 to standard delivery areas *.

Orders outside of the standard delivery areas are calculated by postcode and a price will be displayed in the checkout once a postcode has been entered.


Delivery Instructions

Safe place instructions must be left directly with DPD. We cannot guarantee safe place instructions will be seen by the courier unless left with DPD once you receive your delivery text or email. 


Please allow 2 working days for delivery. If you have not received your order within 2 working days please contact us. 

* For delivery information on: Scottish Highlands, Islands & Republic of Ireland please contact us.


We do not deliver outside the UK.

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