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Feed wild birds sunflower hearts now

Posted by British Bird Food 29/10/2013 0 Comment(s)
As the weather turns into windy, cold, Autumn conditions it is really important we remember our feathered friends and their needs when it comes to survival. Many people stop feeding the garden birds during the summer months and it is easy to forget when to start up again. After this weekends storms the trees and hedgerows look very different than before, the leaves and branches have had a battering and of course, unfortunately many trees were blown over. As far as our garden birds are concerned winter has started and it is time to find out where to get food from other than the fields and hedgerows and so they will be looking around our gardens for nutrition. Wild bird feeding stations will support all the required bird feeders and wild bird food that your garden visitors will need to see them through the Autumn and Winter. Sunflower Hearts are one of the most nutritious foods you can buy for your birds, they have a high oil content and that is what the birds need. Many different kinds of birds will come to your feeders for sunflower hearts, finches especially like the sunflower hearts. Sunflower hearts are the result of taking off the outer husk from black sunflower seeds, this makes it easier for the birds to access the nutritious 'kernel' inside and as with all animals in nature, they will take the easy option when it comes to getting food. Because the husk is removed, the sunflower heart will not germinate and so you will not get any growth under your feeding station, in fact there will not be any sunflower hearts left under your feeders, because every last one will be snapped up by the birds as they search on the ground for food. If you have a large feeder you can use a tray on the base of the feeder and this will keep the sunflower hearts together for the birds to find easier. [caption id="attachment_2981" align="alignleft" width="150"]Sunflower hearts for wild birds Sunflower hearts for birds are like ice cream and fish and chips rolled into one![/caption]

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