I live on a farm and we have been lucky enough to have had someone from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds doing a Bird Survey.
He’s been very professional and has walked the fields recording the information in a very organised way.
We are both equally interested in the amazing life of birds.
Among the birds he has seen are Curlews, a number of skylarks, buzzards, and a short eared owl.
He works full time and does this on a Volunteer Basis. This survey covers the whole country.
The scheme is good because it combines the enthusiasm of birdwatchers and the interest of farmers to put together a ‘picture’ of farm birds on the land.
This is a great way to identify and then start helping these farmland birds
A little note – I’ve had a bad knee and a bad back – once it would have been easy for me to walk round the fields – hopefully I’ll get things sorted soon.