TURKEY farmer Chris Rummings is on a mission to rescue a bird which is in danger of going extinct

Chris, of Lydiard Turkeys, aims to help put a halt to the rapid decline of yellowhammers in the wild by providing them with plenty of crops to sustain them through the winter

He wants to plant 4,000 square metres of a specially-formulated seed mix that will grow through the summer.

Chris said: “I’ve always had a very strong pro-wildlife ethos. Yellowhammers are an iconic farmland bird but there’s far fewer of them now.

Yellowhammer singing

“The way crops are grown in this country is very efficient now, but these methods don’t leave much for birds to live off during the winter months.

“We will make no profit from these crops, so we’re asking people to sponsor this initiative.

Find out more about this initiative and how you can help at This is Wiltshire here


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