In 2012 the RSPB visited Barr Farm as part of the Volunteer & Farmer Alliance initiative. The RSPB produced a list of all species that they saw or heard. We were surprised to find that 42 species were recorded, of which 18 are on the ‘Birds of Conservation Concern‘ list. Their list included: linnet; skylark;song thrush; yellowhammer; curlew; kestrel; reed bunting; swallow; willow warbler; pheasants.
We’ve no expertise in Ornithology but have seen a few more birds to add to the list. In April 2017, this tawny owl was spotted sat on a branch in one of the old oak trees. It was very obliging and stayed long enough for us to get our camera out. We often see a barn owl flying alongside the hedges at dusk and have had many sightings of a sparrow hawk.