The message below was received from the RSPB, requesting the GRA publicise the success story that is the increase in Cirl Bunting numbers. This is very much a local story, with feeding and monitoring programs occurring in Broadsands and the Greenway Estate supported by local volunteers, alongside the main RSPB site in Labrador Bay (just north of Torquay) and the good work done by a number of local farmers. Cirl Buntings can now be heard singing around the village, out to Greenway and also to Stoke Gabriel.
Therefore, if you would like to support this effort, please go to the link below and vote for Cirl Buntings.
I’m contacting you from the RSPB, as we wondered if it was possible to publicise the following in the village?
Cirl buntings are a rare songbird that almost went extinct in the UK; the last birds remained in this local area, and over the past 25 years the RSPB and local farmers have worked hard to bring it back. There are now over 1000 pairs!
What we would love to see publicised is that this local wildlife success story has been nominated as Wildlife Success of 2016 by Countryfile Magazine. It would be lovely if they won as reaching over 1000 pairs does feel like a real success – so we’d love to get some more votes from your readers. The closing date for votes is 28th February. You can vote here:
It would be great for a project to win that highlights the efforts of local farmers in saving a farmland species.
I hope you can help!
Thank you, RSPB”
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