Advice and Tips

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. […]

How to Keep Your Bird Feeders Clean

How to Keep Your Bird Feeders Clean

It’s the same in any kitchen; we all love eating but no-one likes doing the washing up! Unfortunately, the washing up has to be done and washing up your bird feeders is no different. However, there are some simple things that you can do daily […]

Attract And Feed Robins In Your Garden

Attract And Feed Robins In Your Garden

Robins are versatile in how they feed and can be seen using seed or suet feeders, however, more often than not you’ll see a Robin looking for food on the ground. Using a specialist Ground and Table Mix or feeding Live or Dried Mealworms is a good way to […]

The Best Way To Use Ground Bird Feeders & Tables

The Best Way To Use Ground Bird Feeders & Tables

Use a low level feeder, preferably with plenty of drainage. Only scatter bird food straight on the ground if you’re confident that it will be eaten quickly or if you are prepared to pick it back up if it doesn’t get eaten in a day or […]

How To Attract And Feed Finches In Your Garden

How To Attract And Feed Finches In Your Garden

Offer a good quality seed mix in a dedicated seed feeder or on a bird table. Finches 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 […]