Latest News

 
Latest News The farmland bird winter food gap

A recent visit by Environmental minister Richard Benyon to Hillesden farm in Buckinghamshire has highlighted the so called hunger gap for farmland birds between mid-winter and spring when naturally oc

Read More

 
Latest News Beginners guide to attracting garden birds

Feeding garden birds is a great way of being able to get birds closer to you and your family by inviting them into your garden. Vine House Farm’s simple chart, below, helps people to identify birds

Read More

 
Latest News North Highland Wildlife Diary February

Our monthly columnist from the Scottish Highlands A long-time associate of Vine House Farm is Roger Hughes, who now lives in the north of Scotland and the beautiful county of Sutherland. Roger helps u

Read More

 
Latest News National Nest Box Week

According to Shakespeare the 14th February is when birds traditionally start to pair up for the breeding season. The BTO launched National Nest Box week in 1997 and it runs from 14th February every ye

Read More

 
Latest News Renewable Energy at Vine House Farm

I have always liked to use what I had on the farm rather than go and buy something so when I heard about straw burners to heat houses in the late seventies I thought that sounded like a good idea, as

Read More

 
Latest News Gardening with wildlife in mind

Birds like to use our gardens for additional feeding throughout the year – but it is when food is at its most scarce that they will use our gardens most. Wild creatures’ basic needs are the same a

Read More

 
Latest News Lapwings in abundance at Vine House Farm

We started ploughing some land yesterday and by the end of the day there were about 500 Lapwings on the ploughing picking up grubs and worms. Where did they all come from? Aren’t they clever at find

Read More

 
Latest News North Highland Wildlife Diary January

Introducing our new monthly columnist A long-time associate of Vine House Farm is Roger Hughes, who now lives in the north of Scotland and the beautiful county of Sutherland. Roger helps us with a ran

Read More

 
Latest News Nice weather for ducks

The surface feeding ducks have found the wet weather a bit of a bonus. The floods have floated seeds which had fallen amongst the grasses out of sight, and these seeds, along with drowned insects, are

Read More

 
Latest News Bird count at Vine House Farm

Every year here at Vine House Farm we sow wild bird cover as part of the Countryside stewardship scheme. It consists of several different seeds but there are two plants that I have sown that retain th

Read More

 
Latest News Tips for feeding birds in winter

Compared to previous years, last summer’s poor weather resulted in depleted fruit harvests throughout the country – and that means birds’ natural food sources suffer. Consequently, many birds ar

Read More

 
Latest News Threats to existence of Turtle Doves and Grey Partridge

Figures from a Government report into the population of wild birds provides cause for concern. Coupled with one of the worst breeding seasons in generations, some species of wild birds are faced with

Read More

 
Latest News Floods means worrying times ahead for farmers

Here in the Fens the water doesn't rush about and cause floods, it stays where it falls until the pumps are started. We have several rivers that flow through the Fens. The water in these rivers are be

Read More

 
Latest News Lapwings flock

Lapwings can be seen in large flocks at this time of year, I know of two flocks. There is a flock of up to 1400 birds near the Welland between Gull Farm and New road, TF2314, and another flock of 1200

Read More

 
Latest News Spare a thought for Swallows

Spare a thought for the Swallows and other birds who have to live out in the elements and find food for themselves and their siblings in all weather. They must have had to work hard in the recent wet

Read More

 
Latest News Wind Turbines generate essential funds for community

The Deeping St Nicholas Wind Turbines give £12,000 every yearto the village for a Community project, an Energy saving project or anEnvironmental project. Five years ago this barn was in a bad state o

Read More

Filter

Items 205 to 221 of 242 total