This Saturday sees the start of the Big Farmland Bird Count (6-14 February) and farmers are being encouraged to go out and tally up the species on their farms.

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is running the count to highlight the work done by farmers and gamekeepers in helping to reverse the decline in farmland bird numbers.

See also: Big farmland bird count: how you can make a difference

Last year, 1,000 people took part in the count – if you’d like to know more, visit the 2016 Farmland Bird Count website.

Meanwhile, to get you in the mood, why not test your bird knowledge with our farmland bird quiz.