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Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

It is that time of year again and to us it is just as exciting as a new series of I’m a Celebrity or Strictly Come Dancing! Ladies and Gentlemen we introduce to you (drum roll please) THE BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH Save the Date January […]

Falling for Fieldfare

Falling for Fieldfare

I know we should not have favourites, but let’s face it we all have a child we secretly favour or a pet we prefer over the other. For us, on the farm, we would like to admit one of our favourites in the bird world […]

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 […]