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Best start in life
Gallery Best start in life

By feeding mealworms in your garden you will help rear 50% more birds. If we want to see a lot of birds we need to rear a lot of birds.

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Singing Dunnock
Gallery Singing Dunnock

Oil seed rape is the best crop for birds & this Dunnock certainly agrees

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Cirl Bunting - male
Gallery Cirl Bunting - male

On a recent visit to Devon, Nicholas came across the male Cirl Bunting singing. The Cirl Bunting was a declining bird, but the RSPB identified the problem, and with the help of Farmers in South Devon,

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Cirl Bunting - female
Gallery Cirl Bunting - female

The female  Cirl Bunting was building a nest - she was in the final stages of the nest by the looks of the material she was carrying.

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The arrival of whitethroats
Gallery The arrival of whitethroats

So many visitors in our rape crops - Whitethroats have arrived from Africa

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Tree Sparrows
Gallery Tree Sparrows

Tree Sparrows feed in oil seed rape, they cannot nest in it as it is not dense enough, they like a hole in a tree, a building, a straw stack or a nest box.

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The Wheatear
Gallery The Wheatear

The Wheatear is a small bird that we used to see regularly on the farm in spring and autumn but now only see one or two a year. They breed in Scotland and up to the Arctic, then migrate back to Africa

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Lapwings in millet
Gallery Lapwings in millet

Lapwings are preparing to nest in several of our fields. They sit on eggs in millet stubble.

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Live mealworms are the best
Gallery Live mealworms are the best

Feeding live mealworms to fledglings helps to give them the best start in life. If we want to see a lot of birds we have to breed a lot of birds, and feeding mealworms will help this to happen. If you

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Whooper Swans
Gallery Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans migrate overnight and they keep calling in order to keep together; last year’s young birds go back with their parents to their breeding grounds.

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New home
Gallery New home

Sand Martins have returned to our gravel bank and are busy excavating.

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Chill in the air
Gallery Chill in the air

The temperature is dropping so insects will become scarce. Help your birds feed their young by topping up their natural food source with live mealworms

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Good weather for Barn Owls
Gallery Good weather for Barn Owls

Not so many Barn Owls flying in the day means that there is a good availability of food

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On their way...
Gallery On their way...

All the birds that we have been feeding over the winter have been dispersing back to their breeding ground, with the Yellowhammers last to go

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Room for another?
Gallery Room for another?

Old farm buildings are good for wildlife. There are 15 Tree Sparrows on this Barn roof - all possibly planning to nest in it. Stock Doves and Barn Owls also nest in the barn.

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Kingfisher with Food
Gallery Kingfisher with Food

Its always nice to catch up with a Kingfisher feeding young

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