Today is the start of the Big Farmland Bird Count which runs between 4th and 20th of February. It invites farmers to spend 30 minutes counting the birds they see in one part of their farm.
We held an early morning farm walk at Frasers with the Upper Beult farm cluster group and Kent Wildlife Trust to kickstart The Big Farmland Bird Count.
We were pleased to see some rarer sightings on our walk including a flock of bramblings, tree sparrow and yellowhammer.
It’s great to see that the work undertaken by Habitat Regeneration at Frasers has started to make positive headway in increasing biodiversity, providing a foothold for some of the rarer farmland birds.
The bird count is a simple means of recording the effect of any conservation schemes currently being initiated by farmers and gamekeepers on their land, such as supplementary feeding or growing wild bird covers.