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  1. 10 Fun Facts About Woodpeckers

    10 Fun Facts About Woodpeckers

    Here are some of our favourite facts about Woodpeckers! 1. Although there are over 200 species of woodpecker in the world, there are only 3 species in the UK: the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, and the Green Woodpecker. 2. Great Spotted Woodpeckers are particularly fond of peanuts and insect based suet pellets or suet […]

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  2. Can Birds Eat Bread?

    Can Birds Eat Bread?

    For a lot of us, the concept of bird feeding started at a young age when we threw generous handfuls of stale bread and crusts into the back garden. It was exciting, watching the pigeons and magpies flock to the ground and fighting over the last little crumb (still is!). However, more recently we’ve been […]

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  3. 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 season. Sunflower Hearts and Chips for birds Sunflowers are quickly […]

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  4. 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 deal of high quality feeders around, none come close to […]

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  5. 10 Fun Facts About Robins

    10 Fun Facts About Robins

    Here are some fun facts about Robins, the nations favourite garden bird. 1. Robins are very territorial and you'll usually only see 2 together when they're mating. 2. In fact, they're so territorial that they often fight to the death defending their area. 3. They are very loyal to their food sources. The Robin you […]

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  6. 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 eating dried mealworms from bird tables and the ground, as […]

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