East Neuk corn buntings on the up ...

East Neuk corn buntings on the up ...

By Dave on 05/01/2023

The numbers of corn buntings are up in Fife - one of their last strongholds in Scotland - and the East Neuk is at the heart of the recovery.

There are now approximately 372 Fife corn bunting territories which means that numbers have more than tripled since their lowest point in 2001.

Over 100 farmers, including the East Neuk Estates Group, are currently taking action for corn buntings on their land.

They are joined by two Fife golf courses, the Links Trust and the Crail Golfing Society, as well as local communities who are planting giant bird tables to provide food for corn buntings as well as yellowhammers, tree sparrows and skylarks over the winter.

(the corn bunting in our photo is an East Neuk resident)

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