Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava
Another species which we hope will benefit from the conservation measures being undertaken around the farm.
The 2010 breeding bird survey did not record any evidence of breeding by this species (although Helen and Tim Burkinshaw did observe the species on at least one occasion). A single pair was present in 2011, two pairs in 2012 and one in 2013-2015. It is not known how successful these birds have been. In addition to birds actually breeding on the farm, pairs that have territories on the neighbouring arable land are often seen flying in to feed around the flooded areas.
Yellow Wagtail. Photo courtesy of Chris Bradshaw.