Premium ‘Sunflower Hearts’ Bird Food
For the gardenRegular price £5.49
- Feeding birds
At Jekka’s we love our birds and they are an important part of our biodiversity here at the Herb Farm. Being organic and following environmental principals we wanted a bird food that agreed with our principals and that the birds would love.
Jekka has been an amateur bird watcher from the kitchen window from a young age and on the Herb Farm you can see Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits and Goldfinches.
Cotswold Granaries Sunflower Hearts bird food contains only premium sunflower hearts. It is a nutritionally dense and energy-rich feed packed with healthy oils and protein. Sunflower hearts are generous for birds to overwinter as they benefit from the extra energy and fat to help keep them warm. Being nutrient-dense also helps chicks and fledgelings grow!
It tends to be the favourite of smaller bird species, with soft bills. Birds that enjoy sunflower hearts, include Blue Tits, Chaffinches, House Sparrows, Starlings, Robins, Nuthatches, Song Thrushes and Goldfinches.
Like us, if you have a strong sense of environmental responsibility, then this is the bird food for you!
Cotswold Granaries Sunflower Hearts bird food contains 100% sunflower hearts that have a high energy content (high calories), which makes them great for birds in all weathers and life stages. The mix has no wheat, no artificial colours or added sugar, no other ingredients at all.
Following our core root to be environmentally conscious, Cotswold Granaries packaging is fully home, compostable and is made from starch and plant fibres. It is resealable and even the resealable zipper as well as the clear window are compostable. Therefore, zero plastic, zero waste, zero consumer guilt.
This bird feed mix comes in 1kg bags.
Wild birds can suffer from food shortages all year round. You’ll give them a better chance to survive by feeding them throughout the year. Even so, winter feeding will often be the most beneficial to your garden birds.
Put out food and water regularly during the cold winter months. Birds require high-fat foods at this time; to survive the frosty nights, they’ll need to maintain their fat reserves. You should establish and keep a feeding routine, adjusting the quantity given to keep up with the demand as the birds will become used to the food and return to your garden accordingly.
During the summer months, birds will be moulting and breeding, thus requiring high-protein foods and water, particularly during dry spells. Seed mixes, soft fruits and mealworms are good foods to provide during the warmer months. Peanuts, fat and bread should be avoided as they can be harmful to nestlings. The extra food on your bird table or feeder can make a big difference to the survival of the young if temporary food shortages occur during the spring or summer.