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Large Birds & Live Mealworms - Managing Supply & Demand
Latest News Large Birds & Live Mealworms - Managing Supply & Demand

For anyone feeding the birds in their garden, there are few things more rewarding than putting out live mealworms in the breeding season. The spectacle of adult birds taking the mealworms to their ne

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House Martin Migration 2018 & Helping Them Nest
Latest News House Martin Migration 2018 & Helping Them Nest

House Martin Migration House Martins normally arrive back on our shores from sub-Saharan Africa during April, though some years these small, acrobatic white-rumped birds will start to appear at th

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How to Help Garden Birds & Wildlife in Hot & Dry Weather
Latest News How to Help Garden Birds & Wildlife in Hot & Dry Weather

With news this week of a hosepipe ban coming into force in NW England, potential bans elsewhere, and with a ban already in place in Northern Ireland, the effects of our exceptionally dry spring and s

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The Benefits of Nature, Birds & Wildlife
Latest News The Benefits of Nature, Birds & Wildlife

Each of us has our own reasons for being interested in nature, and birds in particular. For some people the reasons are scientific, recording spring migrants and the numbers of any given species visi

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Nicholas' Collection of Royalty Free Wild Bird Photography
Latest News Nicholas' Collection of Royalty Free Wild Bird Photography

Festive Wild Bird Photography Update: If you enjoyed our array of festive photos, why not take a look at our 'Springtime' collection on Flickr? Whether you fancy yourself as something of a

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Live Mealworm Shortage & Alternative Foods
Latest News Live Mealworm Shortage & Alternative Foods

Well, it couldn’t have come at a worse time of year, but the fact is that our live mealworms supplier – who’s the only commercial breeder in the UK – is currently unable to supply any stock,

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Alternative foods to suet for your garden birds
Latest News Alternative foods to suet for your garden birds

For many of our customers and rightly so, suet products have long been a favourite food to attract birds into their gardens. However, our main supplier of all types of suet-based product – so suet

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Latest News Vine House Farm and The Wildlife Trusts Celebrate Milestone in Partnership

One man’s passion for the natural world has led to his family supporting UK wildlife conservation to the tune of £1,000,000, through feeding birds on a spectacular scale. Nicholas Watts’ pass

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Latest News Three great reasons to provide water for your garden birds

We’ve long said that providing water for your garden birds is as important as feeding them, and that’s still our position. This is especially true if you live in an urban area, because on days wh

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Latest News Butterfly Walk

Our Butterfly Walk is made up of two hedges planted 10 yards apart offering a great environment for wildlife and planted with seasonal native species offering something in flower all through the

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Latest News Getting set for breeding season

As we head into mid-May and with unsettled weather across the UK reminding us that summer is still some way off, it’s worth remembering that a few species of garden bird may already be on their sec

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Latest News A mixed success for breeding birds on a croft in the north of Scotland

It’s fair to say that this spring in the northern Highlands has been the wettest and coldest for many years, and, for me personally, certainly the wettest and coldest in the 6 years I’ve lived he

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Latest News In praise of the Sparrowhawk

From views we’ve heard over the years from our customers and from elsewhere, it’s probably fair to say that if there’s one bird that frequently visits our gardens which divides opinion, it’s

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Latest News The birds which signal spring has arrived on a Highland croft

I guess we all have our own preferences on what signifies the start of spring, plus at what point we really feel the season has changed and we’re into spring proper. On the former I tend to think i

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Latest News Our new video and how it was made

As we often do, early last year we were talking in the farm office about different ways to give our customers more information on feeding the birds in their gardens, plus encourage new people in the

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Latest News Spring surprises

Its spring! For me, early morning is always a magical moment, especially when the sunlight shafts through the trees on the hill behind our farmhouse. I never know what we are going to see when openin

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