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Wonders of the Waxwings

Wonders of the Waxwings

The Northerners! Waxwings remind us of the punks of the bird world and not because of their inappropriate behaviour or dressing room demands, but because of their beautiful Mohawks or crests as they are officially called. Waxwings are small, chunky with short little legs. They […]

We LOVE Robin Red Breasts!

We LOVE Robin Red Breasts!

You say, Batman. We say ROBIN! We are convinced the Robins which visit our farm are getting friendlier, more inquisitive and dare we say it; more demanding! The site of the Robin Redbreast to us means Christmas, mulled wine, mince pies, crispy cold frosty mornings […]

What Kind of Bird Feed You Should Use This Winter

What Kind of Bird Feed You Should Use This Winter

‘Tis the season to be jolly’…..OK so maybe it is a bit early for a festive song! However, we think we can safely say winter is upon us. The first snow flurry has hit the farm today. Now being as we grow bird seed, we, […]

What Winter Birds Can You Attract To Your Garden?

What Winter Birds Can You Attract To Your Garden?

In the UK you would never know we are coming into the throws of Winter! The warm, sunny Autumn days are confusing to us and wildlife. As we look out across the farmland at Ivel Valley Farm, we have noticed how slowly the leaves are changing […]

10 Fun Facts About Finches

10 Fun Facts About Finches

A flock of Goldfinches is called a ‘Charm’. Finches are very social birds and can often be seen socialising with birds of other species. Although the Finch family is one of the largest bird families, Finches are actually one of the smallest in the world. […]

How To Keep Birds Fed This Winter

How To Keep Birds Fed This Winter

After an unusually warm, long summer and sunny start to Autumn, we can finally say welcome along to cold, crisp mornings and walks with crunchy leaves underfoot. Whenever Halloween approaches at Ivel Valley we start to think about what we can do in our gardens […]