Bits, some bits

  • went to London on the train from Peterborough on Thursday and saw 3 cuckoos
  • got a reply from NE re Walshaw Moor – will blog later this week
  • spent ages on Friday evening looking at a lone wader in vegetation and gloomy light wondering whether it was a Temminck stint – and it wasn’t, it was a common sandpiper.
  • am working on some essays which will appear on the website of a well-known wildlife NGO in June
  • in London, had lunch with a lady from publishing and dinner with a lady from nature conservation
  • really liked this article by Mike McCarthy
  • was commissioned to write a few words for Gardens Illustrated – watch this space
  • this day last year I was birding near JFK airport in New York
  • went out after midnight to see whether ‘my’ two nightingales were singing on a nocturnal visit in BTO nightingale survey – heard one male, presumably unpaired, singing his broken heart out.
  • tomorrow’s blog will return to the subject of radio-tracked hen harriers
  • even if you read it on Friday – have another look at Giles Bradshaw’s Guest Blog – there are lots of very thoughtful comments on it now.
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4 Replies to “Bits, some bits”

  1. Was it a slip Mark or did you mean to plug your next book instead of the link to Mike McCarthy's article?

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  2. Hi Mark,I did wonder when you left the RSPB whether you would find plenty of commissions and write more books etc.So pleased that it is working out really well.

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