Bird Feeding

Sunflower Hearts for Wild Birds

Sunflower Hearts for Wild Birds

In the last few years Sunflower Hearts have steadily overtaken Peanuts as one of the most popular seeds to feed our wild garden birds here in the UK. Their soft, spongy texture and healthy composition make them a great year-round seed for all kinds of […]

The Best Wild Bird Foods for your Garden This Spring and Summer

The Best Wild Bird Foods for your Garden This Spring and Summer

It’s a wonderful time of year for bird feeding, and offering the right foods can attract an array of colourful and unique wild birds to your garden. Here we’ve highlighted some of the best bird foods to use in your garden during this blooming beautiful […]

Why We Love Ring-Pull™ Bird Feeders

Why We Love Ring-Pull™ Bird Feeders

Finding the right bird feeder is no easy feat. Here at Ivel Valley Bird Food we like to think we’ve tried nearly every feeder on the market in our quest to find the very best feeders to offer our customers. While there are a great […]

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 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 […]