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The UK is currently in the middle of a heatwave. In the past week, each of the home nations have seen their hottest day of the year so far, and the Met Office issued its first ever Amber Extreme Heat Warning.

This may seem like cause for celebration, but remember, hot weather can be dangerous - so if you are planning to take advantage of the sunshine, be sure to grab a sun hat and slap on some sun cream before you head to the beach.

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homemade bird food

Making your own DIY bird food can be a fun and rewarding activity, you can even get the kids involved! It's a great way to give your garden birds a little extra treat, and most recipes include ingredients that you already have laying around the house.

So, if you're ready to make your own bird food, let's dive right in. More...

children piggyback

The school holidays are fast approaching, which means it's time to start thinking of some things to do with the kids! It's certainly been a bit of a strange year, and with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it might not be possible to do the things you'd normally do in the school holidays.

But don't worry, there are a lot of fun things you can do, and we've got loads of ideas to help you get going! So, while holidays abroad might be off the table, let's take a look at some of the fun things you can do locally during the summer holidays. More...

july news from the farm

Once again, it is the weather which is our major tormentor. Last year it was drought - this year rain.


You may have seen on BBC Countryfile last night that the South East of England has experienced 3 x the normal amount of rainfall for this time of year, causing extensive crop damage, whilst the rest of the country is experiencing below average rainfall. In one 24 hour period we had 2.5 inches of rain- which is 3/4 of a total months' rainfall for this time of year! More...

 choose a bird feeder for your garden

If you've noticed an influx of feathered friends visiting your garden, you might be wondering which bird feeder you should buy to feed them. Different species of birds like to eat from different kinds of feeders, so it's important that you select the right bird feeder for your garden and its visitors. Attracting more birds to your garden can be achieved by hanging lots of different feeder types & offering lots of different foods. More...

bird evolution

It might be hard to believe but the birds we see flying around our skies today are share their ancestory with dinosaurs! That's right, bird evolution is a complex process that's taken place over hundreds of thousands of years to bring us the wide array of feathered species we see today.

In this blog, we're going to take a deep dive into the history of birds, their ancestory and their evolutionary story. So, if you've been asking yoursef - what did birds evolve from? You're in the right place! Strap yourself in, we're heading back 115 million years to see where the evolution of birds started... More...

song thrush

Song thrushes are a truly charming species of bird that can be found in most British gardens. Unlike mistle thrushes, song thrushes are small and brown in colour with a creamy/yellow coloured breast.

Weighing in at only 65-100g, these delicate little birds are a delight to see, but not always the easiest to spot! 

One feature that distinguishes song thrushes from other birds is their repetitive song phrases. Want to find out more about these gorgeous little songbirds? Just keep reading. More...

Birds migrating

Have you ever looked up to the sky throughout the year and seen a flock of birds flying in formation in the same direction? Well, if you have, the chances are that these birds are migrating from the UK to another location where they can enjoy gentler climates or they're making their way to the UK from another location for the same reason. 

But what exactly is migration and why do birds do it? Do all birds migrate or is it only certain species? In this blog, we take a closer look a bird migration to help you better understand why it occurs.

So, without further ado, let's fly right into it!

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It has been a glorious day and I hope that you too are enjoying the fine weather. Spring really is here - finally!

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Chaffinch

Next on our list of profiles for some of Britain's favourite birds is the Chaffinch! Here we will look at every Chaffinch, from their appearance and their behaviours to their sleeping patterns and what they eat. So, if you're looking for a know-it-all guide to one of the UK's most beloved birds, you are definitely in the right place. 

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