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Latest News A thirty year passion for feeding wild birds

Crested Tit on suet block  In some ways, feeding wild birds is an odd thing to do. They are, after all, ‘wild’ and therefore should be able to fend for themselves. But of course, none of us in th

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Guide to Putting Up Bird Nest Boxes

When is the best time to put up a bird box? It might be January and a good few months before your garden birds get down to the serious business of raising a family, but right now is a great time to pu

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Latest News What NOT to give your garden birds for their Christmas dinner

However many people we have sat around our dining tables this Christmas day, there’s always going to be leftovers. And if the leftovers aren’t on individual plates, there’ll certainly be plenty

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Latest News Highland Wildlife Diary for November

Tame Chaffinches, the delightful Dipper, and a beautiful Red Kite We’ve had our first snow of the season – a good covering which lasted a day or two – and plenty of hard frosts to help take the

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Latest News Vine House Farm supplies organic vegetables to The Great British Wind Meal

The Great British Wind Meal takes place at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage and Deli in Plymouth on Friday 29th November, and Vine House Farm are supplying organic cauliflowers, organic b

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Latest News North Highland Wildlife Diary for October

Edward the duck Over the last month I haven’t once set out for a walk in my local area. Or anywhere for that matter. This is unheard of me but with a stable block and store room to complete before t

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Latest News The Ideal Combination of Bird Foods & Feeders

One of the questions we’re often asked at Vine House Farm is: "What is the best combination of different foods and feeders in order to attract the most number of bird species to a garden?" In some

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Latest News Attracting winter migrants to your garden in the winter

The winter months bring different dimensions to feeding the birds in our gardens, but arguably the most interesting and rewarding is successfully attracting winter migrants that have travelled from no

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Latest News A successful summer in Devon

Andrew Cooper is best known as a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award winning wildlife film-maker for the BBC through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and environment i

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Latest News North Highland Wildlife Diary for September

North Highland wildlife diary – September September brought us some fine late summer weather, with the last few days of the month being especially warm and dry. So perfect conditions for the last of

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Latest News Nicholas wins RSPB Nature of Farming Award

A big Thank you for everyone who voted for Nicholas in the RSPB Nature of Farming Awards. It gives me great pleasure to inform you all that he has been announced thewinner against a tough field of sev

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Latest News Time to start thinking about the shorter and colder days and what this means to your garden birds

It might be an ever-so slightly depressing thought, but there’s no getting away from the fact that the best of the summer weather is well behind us and the nights are starting to draw in. So with th

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Latest News North Highland Wildlife Diary for August 2013

Our monthly columnist from the Scottish Highlands A long-time associate of Vine House Farm is Roger Hughes, who now lives in the north of Scotland and the beautiful county of Sutherland. Roger helps u

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Why hygiene is such an important part of feeding garden birds
Why hygiene is such an important part of feeding garden birds

If you’ve ever seen a bird in your garden, and most probably a Greenfinch, Chaffinch or Siskin, with puffed-out feathers and behaving in a lethargic way, then the chances are that it’s caught a di

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Latest News BBC THE ONE SHOW IN SEARCH OF BADGERS

In late July the midday sun was hot and we were expecting visitors.  The toasted fields around the farmhouse had only recently been cut, baled and cleared of hay.  Right on time, two cars swept up t

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Latest News Highland Wildlife Diary for July 2013

Our monthly columnist from the Scottish Highlands A long-time associate of Vine House Farm is Roger Hughes, who now lives in the north of Scotland and the beautiful county of Sutherland. Roger helps u

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