Unsure of what they were, we asked our resident bird expert and Grass Seed Manager, Ian Misselbrook, if he could try to identify them?
Ian came back in no time…
“I can’t be sure as little chicks like that tend to look similar but going by the nest, it is too neat and well-constructed to be Skylark. I think that it is most likely to be Reed Bunting. Cock birds sing from the top of the crop and often nest in oilseed rape fields in the absence of reed beds. The cock bird has a distinctive black head and white collar. The hen is more of the LBJ – little brown job!”
Well, we’ve looked them up online and, tell you what, we think he’s right!