Lots of Linnets

11/11/2015 03:46:00 pm 0 Comments

Dr Richard Broughton from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, had a great visit to the farm this month when he came to update the bird survey. The size and diversity of our bird food plots is really paying off.

He recorded approx 300 Linnets, 100+ Yellowhammers, 35 Goldfinches, 60 Greenfinches, 140 Fieldfares (on the hedgerow berries), about 30 Song Thrushes, and SIX new bird species! These were Stonechat, Brambling, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Golden Plover (a fly-over flock) and a young Cormorant checking out the ponds from the air. That takes the bird list to 67 species. Richard also added a new mammal - Grey Squirrel - although this was close to the owl box and might have moved in.


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