Safflower is packed full of protein, fat and fibre making it a great choice of seed if you are looking to provide your garden birds with more variety.
Although an uncommon seed Safflower is becoming more and more popular, this is partly because it is a good deterrent to stop squirrels stealing food from feeders as they do not like the bitter taste.
Birds that love sunflower seeds enjoy eating safflower once they have become accustomed to opening up the hard outer shell. Finches love safflower, especially greenfinches!
Please note – Safflowers do have a hard outer shell unlike sunflower hearts so your birds may take longer to get used to them and start eating them especially if you have been feeding sunflower hearts which are easier to eat and have no outer shell.
Ground, Bird Table, Hanging Feeder - Suitable for all year round feeding
Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Nuthatch
|500g - In Stock||£3.00||1.50||£0.00|
|1.5kg - In Stock||£2.33||3.50||£1.01|
|3kg - In Stock||£1.67||5.00||£3.99|
|5kg - In Stock||£1.40||7.00||£8.00|
|15kg - In Stock||£1.33||20.00||£25.05|
|20kg - Out of Stock||£1.20||24.00||£36.00|
* Savings are based on the first row being the base £/kg price
Birds find it really bitter and I do find that like the hemp seeds they’re not eaten as much. But they do get eaten and I like adding them to give a good variety. So I add these and the hem seeds in smaller quantities compared to the others :)