Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Bird friendly agriculture plan
The Reijerscamp area is 180 hectares and owned by Natuurmonumenten conservation organization. The area consisted in part of agricultural lands which are now being transformed into nature. For some residual fields there is a bird friendly cultivation plan. This should especially provide food for birds during the winter. On one half of the fields organic cereals are grown. Last summer these were organic oats and barley. …
The fields are a true attraction for granivorous birds including Red List species. Eg, on September 30, 2012 there were 250 linnets, a dozen yellowhammers and about forty skylarks. The number of yellowhammers then increased further to approximately 250 individuals on 13 January this year. That is a very large number for this part of our country. The yellowhammers forage for fallen grains and wasted seeds.
This is a Dutch video on the Reijerscamp area.
Video on Reijerscamp birds: here.
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