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what birds eat peanuts

Peanuts have been a popular offering for garden birds for centuries! Did you know they're are actually legumes and not technically 'nuts'?

Nonetheless, peanuts are rich in fats, oils and protein making them especially good for improving the health of birds. They are grown all over the world and come in many different shapes and sizes, but which birds actually eat them? More...

what is the best bird tabe for my garden

Here at Really Wild Bird Food, we offer a number of bird tables that'll allow you to feed all of your feathered friends. Choosing the right one for your garden can be tricky, but we have a few simple questions you can ask yourself to help you find the perfect bird table for your garden. More...

feeding birds in winter

When the temperature starts to fall, lots of natural sources of bird food suddenly become unavailable. The berries, seeds and fruits that they might normally find in the hedgerows have all been eaten and the plants themselves have started to die back.

In addition, the ground becomes much harder than usual making it difficult for birds to dig for worms and grubs. It's this time of year when the bird feeders in your garden are more important than ever. More...

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...

blackbird

Of all wild birds, blackbirds are one of the most common and one of the easiest to identify. In total, there are over 10 million blackbirds in the UK, it's highly likely that you have one visiting your garden on a regular basis.

Their shiny black feathers and bright yellow beaks make them very easy to spot in your garden. Today we're going to get to know them a little better! More...