As a certain major sports event opened on Friday, with a spectacular ceremony featuring a pastoral idyll that helped shape our green and pleasant land, my thoughts turned to some of the amazing farm wildlife that share our landscape. A great case could be made for many contenders, but here is my winners list:
Also a hearty round of applause to Farm Team GB (by which I mean all those fabulous wildlife friendly farmers out there), who give this winning list of wildlife a sporting chance of survival. You can give them all a metaphorical medal by voting in this year’s RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award – and you might just win a luxury break for two people.
Kingfisher: John Bridges (rspb-images.com) Brown hare: Paul Dunn - Glamorgan Heritage Coast Project
Good choices Heather,once went for some manure from a heap in the dusk to get some for the bottom of compost bin and the manure was covered in small torch bulbs from Glow Worms,must have been hundreds of them.Never seen anything like it and doubt will ever again.
That sounds amazing Sooty. It's a memory to treasure.