7 million to help protect the yellowhammer
and rare Glanville fritillary butterfly - the latter is only found in the UK on the island.
e birds are back and the other day we heard a yellowhammer
Changes in management of hedges - especially their removal to create bigger fields - may have contributed to reductions in species such as yellowhammer
, bullfinch and tree sparrow.
are among wild birds which are struggling
The tree sparrow population is down by 94% since 1970, corn buntings by 90% and yellowhammers
It is essential that the tremendous monitoring efforts of Wales' volunteer bird-watchers are complemented by further investigation into the causes of change in bird communities, especially the continuing declines in farmland specialists such as starling, curlew and yellowhammer
Hedges are managed on a rotational basis, and new ponds created, allowing yellowhammers
to flourish alongside dragonflies and other aquatic insects.
The cull of magpies and crows is being planned by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust to see whether reducing their numbers could boost the populations of smaller birds such as yellowhammers
If they leave their stubble until next year instead of ploughing up the land then they will be providing a valuable winter foraging ground for seed eating birds like tree sparrows, yellowhammers
, skylarks and game birds.
I owe running to the fact that I now know where to see yellowhammers
(a charming, yellow countryside bird with a song that sounds like "a little bit of bread and no cheese"), and I tend to spot a grey heron along the edge of the local canal as it patiently waits for its prey to reveal itself.
Reed buntings, redpolls, yellowhammers
, grey wagtails, redwings and fieldfares are other unusual garden visitors not usually around.
The 52-year-old's tenanted farmalong the Heritage Coast, which he runs with wife Rosamund, is home to voles, owls, choughs, yellowhammers
, peregrines, butterflies and an abundance of different types of moth from white-- letter hairstreaks to dingy skippers.