Fieldfares

silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
Field fares here in good numbers . They like the stubble turnip fields as the sheep graze them .
Also pigeons on rape like we’ve never seen before . Wonder if the lack of acorns this year has made them start early on rape .
 

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
Field fares here in good numbers . They like the stubble turnip fields as the sheep graze them .
Also pigeons on rape like we’ve never seen before . Wonder if the lack of acorns this year has made them start early on rape .
Yep, decimated several fields of OSR locally..... and my BB mix.... :(

As you say some mahooosive pigeon flocks about.

Daughter is happy as she loves shooting and eating them, but personally, I can leave cabbage flavoured pigeon breasts, it's like the taint you can taste on lamb off turnips ;)
 
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Kidds

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Horticulture
not seen a field fare or redwing yet leices.
I can only think you haven't been looking, they arrived at least a month ago. They caught me out a bit or at least made me realise how far behind I had got with things. I was thinking my apples that were still on the trees were safe enough as the varieties left didn't have a habit of falling off. Then the fieldfares turned up. (they eat apples if you weren't aware)
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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