Songbird Survival Twitter account goes bonkers

Songbird Survival got involved in a discussion with @HenryHenHarrier and myself (@markavery) at the weekend, but their Twitter account seemed to go a bit bonkers. In response to every question about Songbird Survival’s views, they tweeted about Spoonbills at Holkham. Their top trump appeared to be a review of Holkham Hall on tripadvisor. Ooh err!…

Songbird Survival

I did say that the Game Fair might keep this blog going for ages! In one of his very amusing and entertaining, though not convincing, rants, Robin Page voiced the views that Songbird Survival was a very good organisation and that it was obvious that sparrowhawks and other predators were part of the reason for…

Jay to drop out of general licensing says BTO

The BTO website has had an overhaul and it looks very attractive. In a blog on the spanking new and attractive website, the BTO CEO Andy Clements (also a Board member of Natural England) writes about the scientific challenges for the new general licensing regime that Natural England is introducing. The blog is well worth…

More fall-out from RSPB AGM

Martin Harper’s blog carries a rapid account of the AGM but it has attracted more comments than usual. In Martin’s answers to comments he confirms that the RSPB is moving towards there being 200-300 fewer staff in three years’ time than now. This was not a figure that was revealed to the membership at the…

RSPB AGM

If this were a rating on TripAdvisor or similar then this year’s RSPB AGM would score quite highly. It was a bit less slick than usual – whoever was working the images didn’t quite get them right all the time for example. But it was still an inspirational event – and the AGM itself is…