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Peckish Sunflower Seeds are perfect for feeding all year round. Use in bird feeders and on bird tables to attract a variety of species into your garden.

Sizes available

  • 1.25kg
  • 3kg
  • Product Details
  • How to Use
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

  • Sunflower Seeds are high energy bird food that will attract a wide variety of species into your garden
  • With the husks still on the seed you can enjoy garden birds on the feeder or bird table for longer as they crack open the husk to feed on the sunflower heart
  • Coal Tits often take sunflower seeds and store them to eat later, although often not remembering where they have stored them

Ingredients

  • Sunflower Seed
  • Energy Equivalent – 500 KCalories/100gms

 

What to Expect

Peckish Sunflower Seeds will attract the following birds:

  • Blue Tit
  • Bullfinch
  • Chaffinch
  • Coal Tit
  • Dunnock
  • Great Tit
  • Greenfinch
  • House Sparrow
  • Nuthatch

 

How to Use

  • To use in bird feeders, simply cut the bag along the line indicated and pour the seed into a feeder
  • To feed on bird tables cut the bag along the line indicated and scatter the seed across the table

Where to Site

  • Site your feeder 2 metres from cover to make the feeder visible, whilst providing a safe place to retreat
  • Put out food at the start of the day to ensure that birds can replace the energy they have lost overnight

 

Feeding Tips

  • With food resources scarcer now, it is essential to feed garden birds all year round
  • Once you have started to feed the birds it is important to continue this, and develop a routine, as the birds will become reliant upon your help

Hygiene

  • Always ensure garden birds have plenty of fresh clean water for drinking and bathing
  • Clean feeding and drinking areas regularly with a mild disinfectant
  • Keep food fresh and dry, removing any wet food to prevent the spread of bacteria and diseases

Storage

  • Not suitable for human consumption
  • May contain nuts
  • Keep packaging away from children to avoid suffocation
  • Store in a cool dry place
  • Best used within 3 months of opening

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why are the birds not visiting my feeders?

A. It is not uncommon for birds to take some time to visit new feeders or food that is offered. It can be down to the species in your area and other food resources that are available. Make sure you are providing some cover for the birds and make available some fresh drinking water.

Q. Why are the birds discarding some seeds?

A. Wild birds are selective over what they eat and when. It is not that they do not like it but they might have another source or they don’t need it right now. Never remove or stop feeding these seeds as shortages can happen at any time.

Q. Would the discarded seed grow below my feeder?

A. Sunflower Seeds are whole seeds and the husks have not been removed. Given the right conditions the seed could germinate.

For any other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on: 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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