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Sunflower Seeds for Birds

Sunflower seeds are a really popular bird food for my garden birds which is a good thing as sunflower seeds give INSTANT ENERGY to  garden birds because they have –

  • A high oil content
  • A high fat content

INSTANT ENERGY is important when feeding birds in winter as the cold dark nights and short days mean less time for our feathered freinds to eat enough bird food to survive


Black sunflower seeds

Black sunflower seeds

Black sunflower seeds are high in

  • Vitamin E
  • Boitin
  • Choline
  • Thiamin
  • Zinc

The black sunflower seeds can be put on the bird table all year round and help a lot of garden birds survive.

Sunflower seeds can be bought as a single seed selection or as part of a bird food mix.  Some seed mixes attract

  • chaffinches
  • house sparrows
  • tree sparrows
  • greenfinches
  • blue tits
  • great tits

Indeed almost any bird that visits the bird table or bird feeder will eat black sunflower seeds – I know I’ve seen them.

Here’s a bird I often see at my bird table


So sunflower seeds are a good all round feed for year long use.

How to feed:

  • Tubular hanging bird seed feeder
  • Bird table

Sunflower seeds are a popular meal for garden  birds and they’ll be popular with you as well when you see the variety of birds that will visit your garden to feed on them.