Friday, 24 January 2014

Stop press! Only one week left to find were on earth you put those binoculars!

Spot the birdie!
Don't panic - but there is only one week to go before the big farmland bird count!
I hope that the farmers amongst you who read this blog will dig out your binoculars and get onto the farm to see what you can spot!  

We ran a pilot scheme last year which covered about 10,000 hectares across 30 farms. The farmers who took part spotted 69 species across a wide range of birds including tree sparrows, yellowhammers, barn owls, kestrels and buzzards.

The farmers who took part also told us how lovely it was to break off from work and have a pleasant walk around part of the farm, noting birds – not something they normally have time for!!

The count can take place between the 1st and 7th February 2014, and we are inviting you to spend only about 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm. So, come on – have a go!!

For more information see:

Good luck and don’t forget to let us know what you see by sending in your completed forms!!

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