How many farmland birds do you think you can identify? Find out here!
THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE CONCERNS BIRDS FAMILIAR FROM AGRICULTURAL COUNTRY O
f all British birds, our farmland species have undergone some of the most dramatic declines in recent decades. Changes in farming practices have adversely affected the breeding performance and winter survival of species such as Sky Lark, Curlew, Corn Bunting and Turtle Dove, all of which are traditionally associated with farmland. But just because this is one of our most changed habitats doesn’t mean there are no birds there any more. Indeed, there are several birds which we think of when we think of farms, everything from Pheasants to finches. Some of them are easy to identify and some can be tricky. Here are six species which are archetypal farmland birds. Simply identify then, them check your answers with our solutions over the page. And, finally, we have a page of tips on the identification of farmland birds.