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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.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Westhorpe Bird of the Week

 A couple of pictures that I took this morning of a male Hen Harrier that has been working the grassland and margins around the farm over the last couple of days. The other top predators are obviously getting fed up with him being here as shown by the resident Kestrel giving it an ear full! The Hen Harrier is a rare spot for Suffolk probably on the migration route from breeding grounds in north UK and wintering grounds in the South of Europe. A nice spot but not a new spot for the farm as we had one pass through about 3 years ago. BWB

1 comment:

  1. That was a great spot - nice one. Your entries seem to be few and far between nowadays... :-(

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