Advice and Tips

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

How To Attract Goldfinches To Your Garden

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

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, […]

10 Fun Facts About Finches

10 Fun Facts About Finches

1. A flock of Goldfinches is called a ‘Charm’. 2. Finches are very social birds and can often be seen socialising with birds of other species. 3. Although the Finch family is one of the largest bird families, Finches are actually one of the smallest […]

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 […]