Amanda, Amanda, Amanda…

I’ve now had the chance to look at the Inside Out programme about Hen Harrier persecution. It’s good. Well done to the RSPB. And some really nice footage of Hen Harriers – live ones! Click here and it’s at the beginning of the programme for c10 minutes. Sorry Amanda, you looked cold and lonely on…

I found myself…

I found myself writing this today… Natura 2000 sites comprise Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation designated under the Birds and Habitats Directives respectively.  There are 275 SPAs in the UK … [and] … 658 SACs. These sites were designated by the UK government in line with the requirements of the two Directives…

Bird song (1)

At about the time that this blog post is published I will probably be making the first cup of tea of the day – at 6am. That would be normal in my house. Today it will still be dark, but if I take a step outside the back door, as I often do, then there…

Can you help please?

I’m doing a fun bit of research using Birdtrack. If you are: a regular Birdtrack user have a few (30?) minutes to spare feel reasonably confident about using the ‘Explore my records’ function on Birdtrack and have any complete lists of birds seen at the following sites Minsmere (RSPB) Titchwell (RSPB) Cley Marshes (Norfolk Wildlife…