To try and enrich and maintain the flora and fauna on our farms a number of policies have been used over the years. All waterways have a buffer zone around them to make sure that no contamination from agricultural practices happens. This coupled with the establishment of areas planted with wild bird seed and pollen rich habitat for bumblebees all helps to enrich the local habitat. As we are in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ), every year we produce a nitrogen and manure plan. This helps us stop any run-off or leaching of nitrates into our water courses.
Many songbirds along with Quail and Grey Partridge are permanent residents on the coastal land. Most recently, in a joint project with the RSPB, a seed mix targeted at Corn Buntings produced excellent population counts on the cliffs at Auchmithie.
We also have regular sightings of Peregrine Falcons, Hen Harriers and even a Sea Eagle!