How many is best?

What is the best number of people to go birdwatching together?  I’ve been pondering this question and discussing it with my birding companions and I have made up my mind – but what do you think?   Now I expect you’ll ask what ‘best’ means and what ‘go birdwatching’ means – because you are that…

Desert Island Naturalists

I am a big fan of Desert Island Discs. As the theme tune comes on I have usually organised my late Sunday mornings so that I can listen in peace to the guest and their choice of music.  Sometimes I get bored after a while but usually I love it! This programme has been a…

Cley: past present and future

I’ll be at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Visitor Centre tomorrow morning signing copies of my book, Fighting for Birds, for anyone who wants a copy (or copies – remember Christmas isn’t that far away). I have many happy memories of Cley, but before we get on to them, and how you can help to…

Marsh Award for Ornithology 2012 – Professor Jeremy Wilson

Yesterday evening, at the Mall Galleries, surrounded by beautiful artwork,  Professor Jeremy Wilson of the RSPB Conservation Science team received the Marsh Award for Ornithology. I’ve known Jeremy for many years and he is both a very nice and a very bright bloke.  Here’s what he said to me:   MIA: How do you feel…