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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 […]

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

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, […]