Ivel Valley Wild Bird Blog

  1. Feeding Live Mealworms to Birds

    Feeding Live Mealworms to Birds

    Live Mealworms and Live Waxworms are some of the most popular foods to offer wild birds here in the UK. Not only are they packed with tons of fat, protein and moisture, they also help to keep bird feeding habits as natural as possible. You may be thinking "why can't the birds just eat wild […]

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  2. The Big Farmland Bird Count 2020

    The Big Farmland Bird Count 2020

    The Big Farmland Bird Count encourages UK farmers to observe and report on the variety of wild birds that see in their fields in February each year. Run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the BFBC is an important initiative that helps to record the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by […]

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  3. RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

    RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

    It's our favourite time of year again - the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch!  At 41 years old, the Big Garden Birdwatch originated as a way to encourage children to spend a weekend admiring nature. The very first weekend in 1979 was promoted by Blue Peter and garnered 34,000 sign-up forms from eager children. Fast forward […]

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  4. Fun Facts About UK Birds of Prey

    Fun Facts About UK Birds of Prey

    1. The Merlin Falcon is the smallest bird of prey in Britain measuring just 30cm and with a 60cm wing-span. 2. Goshawks were once extinct in the UK, but escaped and released falconry birds have recolonised the land. 3. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on Earth with a top speed of over 200mph (320kmh). […]

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  5. What Food Can Ducks Eat?

    What Food Can Ducks Eat?

    Traditionally, we didn't think twice before taking a bag of bread down to the local park to feed the ducks. More recently, however, various campaigns from Canal and River Trust and Swan Lifeline have educated us on the array of healthy alternatives for our aquatic wildlife. Whilst small amounts of bread are perfectly fine to […]

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  6. Is bird food harmful to dogs?

    Is bird food harmful to dogs?

    Dog owners will understand the uphill battle of keeping your four-legged friends away from food on the ground. And if you're also an avid garden bird feeder - this struggle can be daily! Birds are messy eaters and will soon cover your garden floor with enough seeds to make a dog-sized snack. In most cases, […]

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