Nicholas Watts, owner of Vine House Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, emerged victorious at the FWAG Silver Lapwing Awards winning the Silver Lapwing Trophy and a cheque for £1,000. Adam Henson, farmer and TV presenter, had the honour of presenting the award at a ceremony held at the House of Commons yesterday (18 October 2011). This is the second time that Nicholas Watts has won the Silver Lapwing Award and he is the only person to have won twice in the 32 years the award has been present.

Jim Egan, one of the Silver Lapwing judges and FWAG's Technical Director said "The FWAG Silver Lapwing Award is all about long term commitment to farmland conservation and Nicholas Watts epitomises this Award. Since first winning the Award ten years ago Nicholas has continued to carry out extensive conservation work which has contributed to the survival of many bird species in the Fens."

Nicholas Watts, who’s spent his life dedicated to conserving wildlife and showing the way on wildlife-friendly farming said “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award again”.

A very proud Mrs Watts said “I am so pleased Nicholas has been recognised again for all his time and energy dedicated to wildlife conservation.”