Advice and Tips

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 […]

Can You Spot These Ground Feeding Birds This Winter?

Can You Spot These Ground Feeding Birds This Winter?

As we dive into a new year and the nights and mornings are very slowly getting lighter, we simply love being able to hear the birds when our morning alarm goes off! January, February, and March in the UK are usually the coldest months, we […]

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, […]

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 […]

How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden

How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden

Buy high quality bird food from reputable suppliers. Avoid cheaper mixes which have a high % of lower cost grains such as wheat and barley. Premium bird food mixes typically contain peanuts, sunflower hearts, dried insects and sometimes suet. Use specialist feeders to minimise waste and discourage vermin such as squirrel proof feeders. […]