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Mar 292012
 

Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity, the RSPB Northern Ireland, announced the return of the yellowhammer to Co Down. A five-year study has demonstrated that agri-environment farming schemes to benefit wildlife have been very effective in bringing back this bird from the brink.

The yellowhammer, a distinctive lemon-yellow bird, famed for its ‘a-little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese’ song, has been in steep decline now for the last thirty years due to changes in farming practices, with an estimated 5,000 pairs only remaining in Northern Ireland.

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) - Photo by Sigmund Rise

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Read full article, which was written and published by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)


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  • http://www.gagnaux.com Pierre Gagnaux

    Thanks for this really interesting comment about the problems with the yellowhammer, I make a post about how I’m tempting to save them at my small scale.

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