Author Archives: Mark

About Mark

Born Bristol, UK Educated: Cleeve House School Bristol, Bristol Grammar School and Downing College Cambridge Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, Winter activity of pipistrelle bats. NERC post-doctoral Research Fellow, Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University Former Conservation Director of the RSPB, 1989-2011

Going, going…

Time is running short to order signed copies of Remarkable Birds  – the ideal Christmas present for so many people!  Stocks are getting lower all the time and I won’t be able to order more copies from the publisher and then get them to you before Christmas when current stocks run out.  So, if you […]

Tim Melling – Red Panda

Tim writes: I have just returned from a trip to Sichuan in China where I managed to photograph this wild Red Panda crossing a track between bamboo thickets.  They live in high altitude forests (2000-3000m) where they feed mainly on bamboo.  In autumn they venture out of the bamboo thickets to feed on rosehips.  I […]

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Peter Melchett remembered

I attended a lovely memorial event for Peter Melchett this morning after two days in the Royal Courts of Justice battling against Natural England’s brood meddling licensing decision (a third day is needed – we don’t know when that will be yet (see short account in today’s Times, page 23)). I learned some new things […]

Not finished yet.

Our judicial review of brood meddling needs a third day. We don’t yet know when that day might be. More information when I have more information.  Likes(67)Dislikes(5)