Birds on the Brink

Another new charity… Although some charities have an image problem this one will not, funded as it is by the competiton Bird Photographer of the Year. Likes(14)Dislikes(0)

Bird song (18) – the pictures

Here are three Great Tit songs (from the excellent xenocanto website). I’ve chosen Great Tit because I like Great Tits but also because their songs are quite simple. But these three songs not only sound different but, when displayed in the accompanying sonograms, they also look different. Have a listen and a look. The sonograms…

Licensing by statutory agencies

SNH: Covid-19 Update SNH Licensing team are experiencing an extremely high work load.  Due to the current situation with regards to Covid-19, we will be prioritising licence applications based on their purpose.  As such, licence applications for preserving public health and safety and licence applications for preventing serious damage will be prioritised. Licence applications for other…

Brood-meddling – not much of an update

We went back to court, to the Court of Appeal, to appeal against the judgment against us (and the RSPB) over our judicial review of brood meddling. If you recall, one of the three judges, Sir Patrick Elias, was taken ill at lunchtime and so the case was … well I’m not quite sure what…

Silage (a little bit more)

Following on from yesterday and silage production and Curlews (and I am grateful to a reader for pointing me to this paper); This graph, note the logarithmic scale of the Y-axis, shows the increase in silage production, in Great Britain, from practically nothing to rather a lot over a century or so. This will not…