- The Barker Boys
- Cousins working together on our family owned farm with the aim of running a commercial modern farm producing high yielding, high standard crops while maximising wildlife diversity. Brian is said to be the farmer and conservationist, whereas Patrick is a conservationist and farmer. This mix has given a new direction for the farm, building upon the work that our fathers and grandfather has done to improve the overall success of the farm business. The farm has gone from strength to strength with the farm being recognised at a national level winning the coveted National FWAG’s Silver Lapwing Award for farming and conservation in 2009 and then Patrick and Brian were named Countryside Farmer of the Year by the Farmers Weekly in 2010.
Friday, 15 April 2011
1 Yellowhammer, 2 Yellowhammer, 3, 4 and 5!!
Well, we have carried on stocking up our feeding station back of the farm and the birds are using it to feed on a regular basis. They are all preparing for breeding so they need to be at a good weight ready for a successful spring and summer.
The video above is about 6 minutes long as I did not want to edit it to much, the first section is close up and the second half is further away, but how many birds can you count?
I got up to 134 birds coming down to feed!
(Hopefully the upload will not reduce the quality to much!!)BWB