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Goldfinches & thistles
Gallery Goldfinches & thistles

If the Goldfinches have disappeared out of gardens it is because they are enjoying thistles in the wider countryside.

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Sedge Warbler with insects
Gallery Sedge Warbler with insects

Sedge Warblers will soon be departing south, but the second brood of young still need feeding

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Puffin from the Farne Islands
Gallery Puffin from the Farne Islands

Nicholas has just returned from the Farne Islands. This is the best place to see Puffins, usually between the middle of June and the middle of July

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Our Terns have flying young
Gallery Our Terns have flying young

Most of the Terns that bred on our island now have young that are flying. They still wait around the island for fish to be brought to them. It is a big transition from being brought food to diving int

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Yellow Wagtails gather around farm animals
Gallery Yellow Wagtails gather around farm animals

Yellow Wagtails gather up in flocks at this time of year where there is an abundance of insects - often around farm animals. They need to fatten up before they make their long journey South, which inv

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Our Barn Owls are growing fast
Gallery Our Barn Owls are growing fast

We have four owls - one is a bit camera shy! Their fluffy feathers are going and they are starting to stretch their wings

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A Common Gull visits
Gallery A Common Gull visits

The Common Gull is just a winter visitor to us here in Lincolnshire. It breeds in the north of England and in Scotland. Black Headed Gulls are now thinking about winter as they have also finished bree

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A singing Grasshopper Warbler
Gallery A singing Grasshopper Warbler

Have you heard a Grasshopper Warbler singing? Their song sounds like a fisherman's reel going out. Not everyone can hear this song, it is a high pitched sound and the whole body of the bird vibrates w

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Harvest 2016
Gallery Harvest 2016

Our harvest has started with Organic stubble turnips. This is grown as a seed crop, for farmers to sow to feed their stock. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the crop is going to yield well this ye

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Moorhens' second brood
Gallery Moorhens' second brood

The Moorhens on our pond now have a second brood that they are rearing. The pond with all its weed is an ideal habitat for them.

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Brimstone Caterpillars
Gallery Brimstone Caterpillars

In the winter of 2012/13 Nicholas planted a few Alder Buckthorn saplings, which are the food source for the Brimstone caterpillar. Quite simply if there was no Alder Buckthorn, or Purging (Common) Buc

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Sand Martin family
Gallery Sand Martin family

Our Sand Martin family is growing well in our gravel pits

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Reed Warblers continue to sing
Gallery Reed Warblers continue to sing

Reed Warblers continue to sing in the reeds, they will be on their first brood now that the reeds have grown sufficiently to hide their nests

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Leverets on the Farm
Gallery Leverets on the Farm

We have several Leverets around the farm - this is one of a litter of two, with Mum in the background.

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Meadow Pipits are feeding their young
Gallery Meadow Pipits are feeding their young

This one was going to an oil seed rape field to find caterpillars. Oil seed rape is the best crop for birds - more birds feed and nest in it than any other crop.

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Our new Bug Hotel
Gallery Our new Bug Hotel

We have a new installation on the farm - a very smart Bug Hotel, or maybe we should call it a Bug Mansion? Made by a local tradesman, Chas, it is built from reclaimed bricks, pine cones and discarded

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