22nd February 2012, Wednesday


For the last few weeks I have been putting out grain in my small field near Staplecross. Initially I was only rewarded with Pheasants but now a flock of Yellowhammers has built up. The highest count so far has been 34, but it is rare to get more than 10 feeding together, the rest watching from a safe distance in the nearby hedge. Yellowhammer is a Red List species, but maybe there are more in East Sussex than we think.