Shooting. Stars.

I usually wake up early.  Today I was working at 4am (after five hours’ sleep) – and got quite a lot done, too. Several people may be surprised to see the time of day on the emails from me when they wake up. But at around 6am, while Tweet of the Day is on Radio…

Murderous – but not so bad after all?

A new scientific study has shown that crows, including Magpies and Ravens, do not have as big an impact on bird populations as has previously been thought.  This has implications for the legality of some aspects of gamekeeping in the UK. It is one of the most obvious things in the world to imagine that…

Sent yours yet?

    I’m finishing off writing my Christmas cards today.  I sent out quite a few earlier in December. A whole bunch of my friends received ‘Findlay Wilde cards’ as above: Mike Clarke, Martin Harper, Liz Truss, Amanda Anderson,Charlie Moores (but not Charles Moore), Lt General Sir Barnabas White-Spunner, Teresa Dent, Andrew Sells, Richard Ali…

The Monro challenge

Dear ‘Monro’ You arrived on this blog in mid-October and I have let you post over 100 comments here since that time – more than any other commenter.  All your comments are on grouse shooting and Hen Harriers.  You are becoming highly repetitive and slightly irritating.  By the way, your comments have elicited about 872…

Charles Moore shoots grouse

It’s funny, isn’t it, how many journalists who criticise the RSPB are shooters. And it’s funny how they somehow forget to mention the fact that they are shooters or involved in shooting when they write their criticisms of the RSPB’s opposition to people associated with shooting breaking wildlife law. We’ve had the case of Magnus…