Month: December 2018

Falling for Fieldfare

Falling for Fieldfare

We know we shouldn’t have favourites, but here on the Ivel Valley farm we do have a soft spot for Fieldfare. It is believed their name originates from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘Fledware’ which means ‘traveller of the fields.’ Fieldfares are part of the thrush family. […]

Wonders of the Waxwings

Wonders of the Waxwings

The Northerners Waxwings remind us of the punks of the bird world. 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 birds with short little legs and […]

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 […]