Black sunflower seeds bird food

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    Black sunflower seeds are economical, rich in energy-giving oils and attract lots of wild garden birds. They're versatile too: put in seed feeders and on tables all year round. Particularly enjoyed by chaffinches, greenfinches, sparrows and tits.

    Most garden birds will eat many different foods. Here's a quick guide to the birds that particularly enjoy this food, though other species may also enjoy it too:



    Type of bird
    • Blue tit
    • Chaffinch
    • Coal tit
    • Goldfinch
    • Great tit
    • Greenfinch
    • Siskin


    RSPB
    M0035
    • Type of Feeder
      Seed feeders
      Table
    • Type of Food
      Straight seeds
    • Harmful to Dogs
      No
    • Suitable Wildlife
      Birds
    • Recipient
      Bird lovers
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    16/Mar/2016
    Very popular with finches
    The finches in particular love these seeds and will empty the feeder in a day, however it's worth it to see the flocks of goldfinches and chaffinches that come to feed. Sparrows also seem keen on them.
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    12/Oct/2015
    Good quality and great price- most importantly birds love it too most importantly!
    I have bought these from other outlets for the same money and the RSPB ones are the best quality by far, proven by the birds eating them. As with any of the products with wild birds etc, they are seasonal and birds can change their feeding habits and go on and off food daily... be patient people!!
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    12/May/2015
    Sunflowers
    I mix these in with seed/suet mixes but in smaller amounts than you get in ready mixed seeds as although the birds do eat them, they are not their favourite - suet sprinkles and sunflower hearts are! Any sunflower seeds that are dropped from the trays at this time of year soon sprout and in the past I have transplanted them into borders and get a lovely row of bright sunflowers in the summer which bees love, so a winner all round.
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    12/Feb/2015
    They love this
    The birds cant get enough of this they seem to prefer it to anything.
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    31/Aug/2014
    Fine Seeds
    buying these a couple of times now i found buying the 2 x 2.25KG bags which for me this was a better buy and the right size amount to use as it can last sometimes. The birds in my garden do not go mad on them but do enjoy them as like a second treat. Other seeds mixes do go quicker and loved more by birds but i added these also for a better mix of food on offer to them. The birds i have eating them are - Blue tits- Goldfinch - Greenfinch and the House sparrow. Only thing i would say they can be messy and sometimes many seeds are dropped from the feeder so maybe best to use a clear dish that screws under the feeder sold in this site to catch and seed as i found this better for myself and saves any mess and waste which may occur
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    08/Feb/2012
    We've lost all our Goldfinches!
    We used to have 20 or more Goldfinches using our 2 feeders when we used gold sunflower seeds. Now they've all gone thanks to using black seeds. We are pensioners so we tried the cheaper option of the black ones as the RSPB website said that they are suitable for Goldfinches. Ours must be extremely fussy as they take one look and go elsewhere!
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    01/Dec/2011
    Sunflower seed frenzy!
    I regularly by the 2 big bag deal. It lasts two to three months in our three garden feeders in urban Manchester attracting bullfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches, blue tits, coal tits, the odd dunnock and wren, robins, sparrows. Tried many different seed types and mixes but undoubtedly black sunflower seeds are the best.
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    10/May/2011
    Slow starter
    Bought a large bag in October 2010. Initially the feeder remained full and I thought that I had wasted my money. After a few months I could not keep up! Mainly sparrows were clearing the feeder within a day. Now attracting various tits and a few green finch which we have never had before.
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    18/Mar/2010
    brilliant
    a little bit deer but it was brilliant.
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    08/Dec/2009
    black sunflower seeds
    just bought the 12.5kg bag and was suprised at the size of the bag will keep my regular visitors fed for weeks they are liked by all the birds i get at my feeder tits(blue and great) greenfinches and sparrows even the robins help themselves recommended as a staple seed for your birds
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    05/Oct/2009
    absolutely fantastic
    absolutely delighted with this product; as someone who is still relatively new to wild bird care I didn't expect to have so many birds in the garden at once- as many as 18 sparrows (up from about ten in March) visit on a regular basis, which is great news for them.
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    05/Oct/2009
    Simply the best
    I am having to refill the feeder every week with these! All variaties of tits love them and they have even attracted Bull Finches (not bad for Halifax) and Green Finches. Have been very impressed with them. An excellent value buy in my view!
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    02/Oct/2009
    Birds won't eat black sunflower seeds!
    I bought a large bag of black sunflowers seeds, no bird except feral pigeons will eat them. I don't want to encourage those menaces. Does anyonehave any idea why the birds won't touch them? I have blue tits, great tits, coal tits, sparrows, chaffinches, doves, blackbirds and other species in the garden. Puzzled
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