Having reduced biodiversity to zero, the crops are then bashed with insecticide. Well, I'm assuming that's not water being applied:
And today they mowed the set aside to ground level. What is the point of cutting a specially designated area of wild flower and plant growth in late April? Apart from that it now looks "tidier"? Somehow, some birds remain:
The Farmhouse Pond held a few Linnet and 2 Sedge Warbler.
While Grey Partridge, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Corn Bunting were in North Field. Don't be impressed. The population density of these species is a fraction of what it could be in a less intensively farmed area. Up to 4 Lesser Whitethroats were in the main hedgerow:
Then, I'm just left with the Kites: