Birdwatching

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

It is that time of year again and to us it is just as exciting as a new series of I’m a Celebrity or Strictly Come Dancing! Ladies and Gentlemen we introduce to you (drum roll please) THE BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH Save the Date January […]

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 […]

Wonders of the Waxwings

Wonders of the Waxwings

The Northerners! Waxwings remind us of the punks of the bird world and not because of their inappropriate behaviour or dressing room demands, but because of their beautiful Mohawks or crests as they are officially called. Waxwings are small, chunky with short little legs. They […]

10 Fun Facts About Finches

10 Fun Facts About Finches

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

It’s Not Just Cuckoos That Fly South For The Winter

It’s Not Just Cuckoos That Fly South For The Winter

Autumn is one of the busiest times of year for many wild birds as they fly to warmer climates where they are guaranteed a plentiful supply of food. Although we lose many of our summer visitors including Swallows, House Martins, Warblers and Flycatchers, their place […]

Wildlife On The Farm – July 2018

Wildlife On The Farm – July 2018

Seems ages since writing the last snippets with the summer break but plenty to mention this month. Lots of new arrivals on the farm over the past couple of months. Firstly on the first of June last year the Shelducks had 9 ducklings, which was […]