Sunflower Heart Chips
Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Starling, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker
All the goodness of Sunflower Hearts in a slightly less expensive format (chipped). Still supreme super-high-energy, though.
A new addition to our range, a less expensive alternative to Haith's® Premium Quality Sunflower Hearts - these smaller "chips" provide good quality, energy-rich source of food for all garden wildlife.
No mess, 100% edible garden bird food for bird feeders, bird tables and ground feeders.
Please note: This product may contain small traces of Black Sunflower outer husks.
I have also switched to the sunflower heart chips as a cheaper alternative to the full seeds, and find the birds enjoy them and there is less waste. They are very popular with the sparrows and I get regular visits from a pair of gold finches.
That's a good money-saving tip and seems to have gone down well with the sparrows and Goldfinches. Thanks for the feedback.
I normally order whole sunflower hearts but noticed the price had gone up so switched to the cheaper alternative. I wasn't quite sure it was the right thing to do as I'm slightly concerned that, as the hearts are 'broken', the extra exposure to oxygen may make them more prone to rancidity or loss of nutients. However, the birds seem to like them (less waste too!)so I am happy to stick with these. Thank you for the choice.
Hi, Nicholas - that's excellent feedback and well done for experimenting. You seem to have found a way to save money and yet continue to feed high-energy bird food. Super!
"I started using these last winter and was amazed at the result. I soon had my first goldfinches, a regular charm of them (16 most days), down to 4 once they started breeding. Only 2 would ever select the nearby niger seed in preference. Another newcomer was a Pied Wagtail who stayed with us all winter, feeding on the chips placed in a ground cage. Oddly he seemed to need a drink at the bird bath every three or four mouthfulls but kept eating most of the day. Nearly all the birds who come to our garden seemed to love the chips and those placed on open ground were consumed faster than I could afford so I had to limit them and just add some normal mixtures. "
"good quality seed, the birds love them and there doesn't seem as much waste due to the smaller size"