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  • noun Plural form of yellowhammer.


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  • The British Trust for Ornithology reports that this winter's food shortage is made worse for declining farmland birds such as yellowhammers by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's Environmental Stewardship rules. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • The violets, lesser celandines and wood anemones were now part of a vivid growing line which drew in the singing dunnocks and yellowhammers, the butterflies and bees, the grass snake and the slugs and dewdrops too.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The long-tailed tits and yellowhammers stay close to the hedgetops, peeping out into corduroy fields on the leeward side.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Shrubs and trees native to the area have been planted to create woodland, and a big field has been sown with crops that provide the winter forage that attracts the seed eaters: tree sparrows, yellowhammers and reed buntings among them.

    Country diary: Cary Marsh, Somerset

  • They were at once confidently identified by my companions: chaffinches, reed buntings and yellowhammers but no tree sparrows, although between 15 and 25 are now resident in this wetland, brought back by the establishment of the Cary Marsh nature reserve.

    Country diary: Cary Marsh, Somerset

  • Sparrows at the top end of a hedge, chaffinch in the middle and yellowhammers at the far end kept their abrasive little calls to themselves, flying only short loops from the hedge as if they knew the wind would sweep them away on its fierce currents to the east.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • We didn't see a lot today - a couple of goosanders, some teal, a distant flock of lapwing, a few curlews and yellowhammers.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • We didn't see a lot today - a couple of goosanders, some teal, a distant flock of lapwing, a few curlews and yellowhammers.

    Nature's comings and goings.

  • But the season was still a little too early for the arrival of the robins, the yellowhammers, and the elusive kinglets and thrushes from the southland.

    A Son of the City A Story of Boy Life

  • While he was thus meditating and reproaching himself, the thrushes were calling to one another from the branches of their favorite trees; whole flights of yellowhammers burst forth from the hedges red with haws; but he took no heed of them and did not even give a single thought to his neglected nests and snares.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete


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