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

Tim Melling – Tibetan Macaque

Tim writes: This is a male Tibetan Macaque, sometimes known as Milne-Edwards’  or Chinese Stump-tailed Macaque (Macaca thibetana).  They are the largest species of Macaque and occur mainly in Eastern Tibet and Western China.  He was watching over his harem of females when I took this and did not like me stopping to take his […]

Saturday cartoon (3 of 3) from Ralph Underhill

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Saturday cartoon (2 of 3) by Ralph Underhill

Mark writes: there is a big contrast between this… … this … …these images from the Extinction Rebellion London protests … … and this … MPs debate climate after school strike – but only a handful turn up. Government benches mostly empty for debate inspired by schoolchildren’s climate strike. Photo: Likes(46)Dislikes(1)

Pheasant chick imports now arrive by Eurotunnel

The Times reports today that Eurotunnel is the last remaining route into the UK for millions of French-bred Pheasant chicks after ferry companies boycotted the imports. From The Times report (by Will Humphries) it appears that Eurotunnel was unaware of the numbers of live birds being imported on 3.5 tonne trucks and that animals are […]

Saturday cartoon (1 of 3) from Ralph Underhill

Mark writes: did you see the Attenborough programme on climate change on Thursday evening? I saw lots of it but was distracted by other things. I’ll watch it again soon. Likes(22)Dislikes(1)