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Wildlife
Short-eared owl Sparrowhawk - male

Barn Owl

Lapwing

Partridge

Kestrel

 

Farmer Gow's has worked hard to increase the bio-diversity of Henleaze Farm through a variety of conservation projects

 

Hedgerows

Planting, gapping up and careful management to enable them to grow and thicken - providing excellent all year round habitat for wild birds.

 

Wild Meadow

Fantastic source of nectar for insects and wildflower pollination creating late spring - winter seed source.  Also source of high levels insect and invertebrates.

 

Woodland

We planted a new woodland in winters 2007-9 with the support of a Forestry Commission grant.  1,800 trees and shrubby species.  

Henleaze Wood is now home to barn owls, hares, hedgehogs, pheasant, partridge and many other wild birds, insects, mammals, flora and fauna.

 

Arable reversion to extensive grassland

Returning the farmland to extensive grassland, managed to different sward heights by our cattle, sheep & goats supports an increasing range of insects and ground nesting wild birds.

 

The success of our efforts may be evidenced through its increasing wild bird population.  The 38 species listed below have been witnessed to be living and/or feeding on the farm.

The RSPB has divided the UK's wild birds into three categories of conservation importance - red, amber and green.

RED is the highest conservation priority, with species needing urgent action. AMBER is the next most critical group, followed by GREEN.

50% of the wild bird species living and feeding at Farmer Gow's are on the RSPB's Red or Amber lists.

 

RED - endangered

 AMBER

GREEN

 

Fieldfare

Barn Owl

Blackbird

 

Grey Partridge

Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow)

Blue Tit

 

House Sparrow

Kestrel

Buzzard

 

Lapwing

Reed Bunting

Chaffinch

 

Linnet

Short-eared Owl

Carrion Crow

 

Redwing

Swallow

Collard Dove

 

Skylark

Wheatear

Goldfinch

 

Song Thrush

Yellowhammer

Great Tit

 

Starling

 

Greenfinch

 

Yellow Wagtail

 

Jackdaw

     

Long Tailed Tit

     

Magpie

     

Pheasant

     

Pied Wagtail

     

Robin

     

Rook

     

Sparrowhawk

     

Wood Pigeon

     

Wren

       

 

 

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