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Supporting the birds at the National Trust

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At Rectory Farm we love our beautiful array of farmland birds who share the farm with us.  We give them supplementary food through the chilly winter months which can provide a lifeline for the birds when natural food is short.  We have seen great results in increasing bird numbers and species by providing the right feed when natural food is scarce.  We provide these supplementary seed mixes to farms, estates, charities and community projects throughout the country, to support their bird populations.

Today Bill Cove from the National Trust collected a truck load of our mixed seed to feed the birds at Calke Abbey.  ‘We have a great number of birds on the estate, they love Eyebrook’s seed mixes and sunflower hearts which gives them all the energy they need in these cold months.  Supplementary feeding is vital and can provide a lifeline to the birds at Calke Abbey – thank you Eyebrook for a great job!’  Bill feeds the birds next to the main carpark at Calke, attracting flocks of goldfinches and buntings.  The hide at the Calke Explore car park attracts a host of wild birds and wetland birds including Water Rail, the deer are known to call in and snack on the wheat too!