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10 Fun Facts About Robins

10 Fun Facts About Robins

1. Robins are very territorial and you’ll usually only see 2 together when they’re mating. 2. In fact, they’re so territorial that they often fight to the death defending their area. 3. They are very loyal to their food sources. The Robin you see in […]

Fledgling Season – Baby Birds on our Farm

Fledgling Season – Baby Birds on our Farm

May is a wonderful month for us here on the Ivel Valley farm. We’re lucky to see lots of different species of birds, both urban and rural, and our very favourite time of year is fledgling season! Here are some pictures of the young birds […]

Feeding Mealworms to Wild Birds FAQs

Feeding Mealworms to Wild Birds FAQs

Here on the Ivel Valley farm, dried mealworms are one of our very favourite things to feed our wild birds. We’re very lucky that we get a large variety of both urban and rural birds so there are plenty of bird breeds around that love […]

Wildlife on the Farm – March 2019

Wildlife on the Farm – March 2019

The start of 2019 has been just a little different to last year. The 2018 Beast From the East gave us one of the coldest Februaries in recent years, whilst in 2019 we saw the hottest on record! Although a mild start to the year […]

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

Offer a good quality seed mix in a dedicated seed feeder or on a bird table. Goldfinches are known to love Nyger seed, which is a small black seed full of healthy proteins and oils. Goldfinches, Greenfinches and Redpolls are know to return to Nyger Seed feeders (as well as […]

How Long Does It Take Birds To Eat New Food?

How Long Does It Take Birds To Eat New Food?

“I’ve switched to a different type/supplier of bird food and now my birds won’t eat it” We hear this on a regular basis – and it’s a completely valid concern. When you switch to a new bird food, you want to know that your birds […]