Valley Farms Bird News

FAQs About Sunflower Seeds

September 20, 2022

Finches, cardinals, jays and chickadees – what do all these wild birds have in common?  They all eat sunflower seeds! As one of the most popular types of wild bird feed seed, sunflower seeds are a highly versatile source of nutrition among wild birds around the world. Many people have...

The Hype of Hummingbirds

September 20, 2022

Hum yourself a happy tune; it’s time to talk about hummingbirds! Hummingbirds may be birds by nature, but their beauty causes many to refer to them as flying jewels. Hummers, as they are affectionately called by birders, are only located in the Western Hemisphere. Tiny, distinct, and notorious for the...

Wild Bird Feature: All About Evening Grosbeaks

September 07, 2022

Day or night, the Evening Grosbeak is a beautiful bird worthy of its own feature. Learn all about the Evening Grosbeak here! Looking Large Evening Grosbeaks are rather large, heavyset finches akin to the Northern Cardinal in size. Male Evening Grosbeaks’ compact, thick bodies are prominently decorated with yellow and...

A Birder’s Guide to Safflower Seeds

August 30, 2022

Are you familiar with the bright, beautiful orange flower that is the safflower? If so, you’re probably aware of its gorgeous hue and the rich flavor safflower oil provides in cooking. But what you may not know is that safflower seeds are also cultivated as precious bird food!   The safflower...

Wild Bird Feature: All About the Eastern Bluebird

August 21, 2022

Take a scenic drive along the eastern section of North America in the summer and you’ll likely come across at least several Eastern Bluebirds. The Sialia sialis, more commonly known as the Eastern Bluebird, is part of the Thrush family of birds. Some think bluebirds are symbolic of joy and...