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The Best Wild Bird Foods for your Garden This Spring and Summer

The Best Wild Bird Foods for your Garden This Spring and Summer

It’s a wonderful time of year for bird feeding, and offering the right foods can attract an array of colourful and unique wild birds to your garden. Here we’ve highlighted some of the best bird foods to use in your garden during this blooming beautiful […]

Why We Love Ring-Pull™ Bird Feeders

Why We Love Ring-Pull™ Bird Feeders

Finding the right bird feeder is no easy feat. Here at Ivel Valley Bird Food we like to think we’ve tried nearly every feeder on the market in our quest to find the very best feeders to offer our customers. While there are a great […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

Goldfinches are known to love Nyger seed, which is a small black seed full of healthy proteins and oils. Goldfinches, Greenfinches and Redpolls are known to return to Nyger Seed feeders (as well as Siskins). Sunflower Hearts are also popular with Goldfinches as they are very […]

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 […]