Photo: At a meeting of trade unions (1996) by Ion Chibzii from Chisinau, Moldova. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
There is nothing new here – even the newspaper clippings on the revamped website are from 2015 and 2016 – although strangely Ian Gregory fails to cite this 2016 article which explained who he is, who YFTB is, what AbZed does, who funds him and what his motivation is.
It’s clear that Ian Gregory has sprung into life ahead of Saturday’s RSPB AGM – maybe he will turn up to ask a question. I do hope so. For more information about the RSPB’s finances see this, read my article in the current Birdwatch magazine or even attend the RSPB AGM on Saturday.
The website has some information from the secret study that YFTB, Ian Botham and the academics involved feel free to talk about even though the study is not publicly available, not refereed (the last I was told) and not published (see here and here to catch up). So, we can safely ignore that stuff for a while.
But Ian Gregory knows so little about birds that he has a stunning image of a male Montagu’s harrier on his Hen Harrier page and I’m not at all convinced by that brown harrier either. What do you think? That’s the trouble with getting your images off Shutterstock when you don’t know what you are looking at (click here). There are quite a few species of raptor on these pages but at least Ian IKNAB Gregory didn’t choose the cock Pheasant!
Stunningly beautiful adult male Montagu’s Harrier. Photo: mislabelled on Shutterstock and not noticed by Ian Gregory of Abzed and YFTB.