This morning in the Wiggly Garden…

As you can probably imagine our birds get a good go at feeding. They pop into our mealworm packing shed for a takeaway and enjoy the wildlife garden which is alive with insects and seeds and habitat. We are surrounded by farmland and despite what you may have heard on social media many many farms like ours have amazing habitat. From wildlife strips, wildflower meadows, native hedging and ponds even our crops provide an incredible habitat for nature to take it’s share. Whilst walking the dogs this morning I saw hare, skylarks, deer, red kites and more

Anyway here’s what’s I’m listening to in the Wiggly Garden this morning, I only know this because of the Merlin app which is a fabulous way of identifying the birds around you.

House Sparrow

House sparrows are perhaps the most familiar of garden birds here.

Habitat & Diet: They aren’t picky eaters; mixed seeds and scraps do just fine.

Garden Tip: Keep a tidy feeder filled with seeds and a bird bath, as these social birds love to bathe and drink together.


The wren, though tiny, has a voice that can fills the air with a surprisingly powerful song.

Habitat & Diet: Wrens love insects and spiders, making them natural pest controllers and fans of live mealworms

Garden Tip: Maintaining some dense bushes and leaving some leaf litter can help attract these enthusiastic insect hunters.


Most popular bird on my Merlin app at the moment - they are a defining sound of British mornings and evenings.
Habitat & Diet: They love worms and fruit. Garden Tip: A simple bird table with fresh fruit pieces and a ground feeder for mealworms can make your garden a favourite spot.


Greenfinches, bring a splash of yellow and green to the garden - and have a pretty upbeat tune (imho).

Habitat & Diet: Seeds form the main part of their diet. 

Garden Tip: They particularly enjoy sunflower seeds and can often be seen on feeders, so stocking up on these can keep the greenfinches coming.


Last but certainly not least, the skylark, famous for its impressive aerial songs and flights. Whilst more commonly seen in open fields, they are a treat when they visit. 

Habitat & Diet: Skylarks are ground feeders, eating seeds and insects.

Garden Tip: If you have a larger garden, leaving a patch of it wild can create a mini-habitat for these and other ground-nesting birds.

While we enjoy these birds in our gardens, it’s important to support practices that protect their natural habitats. Farming practices that incorporate wildflower margins, hedgerows, and regenerative methods contribute significantly to the health of bird populations. These practices not only enhance the scenic beauty of our countryside but also support a rich biodiversity.

How You Can Help
Creating a bird-friendly garden is a step towards supporting our feathered friends, but supporting local farms that practice sustainable agriculture can also have a broader impact. By choosing local and sustainably grown produce, you’re helping to maintain the habitats that many of our garden birds rely on.

Order from our range of British-grown seeds and feeds here

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