As you now know, Jeremy Clarkson has been running a farm for a year and change now, with this soon coming to Amazon Prime Video via his new show, Clarkson’s Farm. But he’s now admitted that he’s “not very pleased” after he’s heard that eagles will be slowly returning to the UK. He, and other farmers, have expressed their negative thoughts around this plan.
We’ll soon be finding out exactly what’s been going on at Diddly Squat Farm later this year as his show airs on June 11, including him looking after lambs as can be seen in the trailer, but Clarkson is now worrying for these lambs with him putting his feelings in a recent column for the Sun after Norfolk and Scotland have reported plans to increase the eagle population.
“Plans are afoot to repopulate Norfolk with ‘barndoor’ eagles, so named because they are literally the size of barn doors.
“There is also a scheme that would see the majestic golden eagle reintroduced to Scotland.”
He continues to educate us on how other farmers are feeling about this change.
“Naturally, the nation’s sheep farmers are not very pleased about this, as eagles see baby lambs as a nice amuse bouche before lunch.
“But there’s a bigger worry than that.
“I saw some footage this week of an eagle swooping down and trying to snatch an actual toddler.”
Only weeks before this, a group run by Natural England was founded to reintroduce eagles and wildcats into the UK’s populations in a bid to help Britain’s wildlife recover. This was confirmed by Defra secretary George Eustice. This would come 180 after eagles were last found in the UK.
Clarkson continued his writing:
“I love our feathered friends, and I have great respect for Roy Dennis – the wonderful man behind these projects.
“But sometimes I wish we could concentrate on helping all birds, not just the gigantic raptors.”
Clarkson’s Farm will be coming to Amazon Prime Video June 11th, with its synopsis being the following:
Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, a broadcaster, and a man who travels the world to slide sideways in supercars while shouting. He is not a farmer, which is unfortunate because he’s bought a 1,000-acre farm in the English countryside and decided to run it himself, despite knowing nothing whatsoever about farming. The series follows an intense, backbreaking and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer and his team, as they contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.
Helped only by his gang of agricultural associates, Clarkson quickly discovers that a modern farmer must be a conservationist, scientist, shepherd, shopkeeper, midwife, engineer, accountant and tractor driver, often at the same time. Despite the calamities that ensue, this is most definitely not “The Grand Tour goes farming.” Here on the farm the failures have real emotional consequences and Jeremy, completely out of his comfort zone, must lean on others as he strives to grow crops, rear sheep and pull off environmental projects that are close to his heart. And yes, you read that last bit correctly. This is Jeremy Clarkson as you’ve never seen him before.