Birdwatching

Fledgling Season – Baby Birds on our Farm

Fledgling Season – Baby Birds on our Farm

May is a wonderful month for us here on the Ivel Valley farm. We’re lucky to see lots of different species of birds, both urban and rural, and our very favourite time of year is fledgling season! Here are some pictures of the young birds […]

Wildlife on the Farm – March 2019

Wildlife on the Farm – March 2019

The start of 2019 has been just a little different to last year. The 2018 Beast From the East gave us one of the coldest Februaries in recent years, whilst in 2019 we saw the hottest on record! Although a mild start to the year […]

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

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 […]