Breeding birds

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  1. muckymanor

    muckymanor Well-Known Member

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    Are any of ye farming in breeding areas such as areas for wader or curlew? Does it bring about many restrictions to your farming practices?

    I rent some land a few miles from home and there is quite a stir about breeding curlew. They have been spotted and reported. I have seen them myself but not reported them.

    Recent forestry applications for over 100 acres were objected to by npws (I think) because of these birds. They went to a hearing and the forestry was refused.

    I'm just wondering where it leaves the likes of me. I have land on a long term lease. Am I likely to see restrictions as to how I farm down the line?
     
  2. Mf 7715

    Mf 7715 Well-Known Member

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    Mucky I belive if your in GLAS and your drawing money in the conversation of farmland birds ie wader or curlew they are a lot of restrictions on farming during the breeding season March to July no machinery can operate and reduced stocking rate during these dates. And also NO chemical fertiliser or spray can be used ANYTIME. However spot spraying may be possible?? Think this payment can be up to 2k. But I don't belive you have to follow any of the above conditions if your not taking the GLAS payment on the land parcel. But the confusion may arise because there is dept restrictions but as said only if you take the payment. However I could be totally wrong.
     
  3. lough

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    I have a friend and he farms in an area that there is Corncrake. I don't know a lot of details about it but he can't cut silage until something like the middle of July. He gets paid so much an acre as compensation. I was visiting him in August 2017 and he hadn't the silage cut at that stage with the wet summer. He told me how much the compensation was but I can't remember the figure but I don't think it would cover the loss in quality. I can find out more from him if you want. There might be some info on the NPWS website.
     
  4. Arthur

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    Our grey heron colony are back for another breeding season, the tree they nest in is barely 50 yards from the house, picture is crap but there are 7 or more sitting in the tree and one about to land. IMG_20190110_105023.jpg
     
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    Slightly better picture today.. IMG_20190111_125758.jpg IMG_20190111_125758.jpg
     

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    A kingfisher on the Barrow River Saturday.
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    Might head down to Curacloe and get A sealskin coat .
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    Rare to see a Kingfisher now, time was if you walked a riverbank you would see one.
     
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    Another thread that has a promising title that appeals to many but the content is for a more specific audience. !!
     
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