A cirl bunting© rspb-images.com
Farmers in the South West have helped to save a rare farmland bird in a 25-year collaboration with the RSPB.  Farmers and the RSPB don’t always see eye to eye, but by working together they have increased the population of an extraordinary little bird – the cirl bunting – by more than 900%. Over the past quarter of a century, farmers in south-west England have been encouraged to grow spring barley, leave stubbles over winter and delay cutting hedgerows, as […]