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Andrew Pitts has seen a massive rise in bird numbers to levels not recorded since the 1970s after embracing a biodiversity approach on his Northamptonshire farm. Song bird numbers have soared, helped by the introduction of rich wildflower mixes in six-metre margins around all his arable fields. The numbers of birds such as thrushes and blackbirds have risen nearly three-fold over four years, while estimates point to the number of farmland birds nationally being static at best. “We have seen […]