Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Just received a 'Gold' award again for our recent GTBS assessment

Monday, 24 June 2013

RSPB Visit

2 volunteers from the RSPB walked round the farm early one morning last week. During their final walk this year they saw the following birds; curlews, redshank, oyster catchers, lapwings, a great spotted woodpecker, pied wagtails, skylarks, buzzards, goldfinch, chiff chaff, swallows, house martins, chaffinches, along with many pheasants, and partridges. There are also many grey hares.

Monday, 3 June 2013

In Full Flight

This lapwing was busy protecting it's young whilst I drove past.
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On Duty

This very smart lapwing is keeping guard of it's young. Many lapwings can be seen in the fields round Broadgate Farm.
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A second survey of the land at Broadgate Farm was completed today by RSPB volenteers. During their walk this morning their sightings included the following; All five waders (curlews, oyster catchers, snipe, lapwing and redshank), many lapwing and curlew chicks were seen. There were also buzzards, long tailed tits, goldfinch, bullfinch, swallows, house martins, jackdaws, great spotted wood pecker, pied wagtail, chiff chaff. There are many brown hares and a deer was seen grazing in a meadow along with the pheasants and partridge. They are looking forward to our next visit in another few weeks to complete this years survey.

Saturday, 20 April 2013


This group of duck were out for an early morning walk today in a field at Broadgate Farm. 
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Friday, 19 April 2013

Lapwing Survey

Early this morning 2 volenteers from the RSPB walked round the fields at Broadgate Farm as part of this years lapwing survey. They saw some interesting sightings including the following birds:- Curlews, Lapwings, Snipe, Oyster Catchers, Whimbrels, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Jays, Long Tailed Tits, a Buzzard, Cahffinches, and Chiff Chaffs. They also saw many pheasants, partridge and hares.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Off for a wonder

These two were wondering round the fields this morning.
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Spring Time

 There are many lapwings nesting round the farm this year.
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Tuesday, 2 April 2013


After sitting very quietly this hare decided it was time for a run.


It may be very chilly but this brown hare is enjoying a quiet break

Dry but still cold

Just been checking old blogs, the daffodils were out, bright and yellow on 21st March 2009, I don't think they will out yet whilst many are still nestled in snow

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Easter Weekend 2013

Who would have thought we would still have some snow around at Easter, after last weekend of wind, blizzards and snow, the roads are clear. Even though it's cold and dry, it seems a bit more like spring.