Bird Feeding

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 […]

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 […]

Falling for Fieldfare

Falling for Fieldfare

I know we should not have favourites, but let’s face it we all have a child we secretly favour or a pet we prefer over the other. For us, on the farm, we would like to admit one of our favourites in the bird world […]

We LOVE Robin Red Breasts!

We LOVE Robin Red Breasts!

You say, Batman. We say ROBIN! We are convinced the Robins which visit our farm are getting friendlier, more inquisitive and dare we say it; more demanding! The site of the Robin Redbreast to us means Christmas, mulled wine, mince pies, crispy cold frosty mornings […]