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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]