Bird Fair quick thoughts

Bird Fair 2019 was great the weather was mostly OK but rain on Friday made the slithering around in places part of the fun – I can’t remember a recent Bird Fair when we’ve had to do that (but they all merge into one really) I met some interesting new people and some interesting old…

Ban driven grouse shooting 2019 Day 6

We’re now on Day 6 and the e-petition calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting is over two thirds of the way towards a Westminster Hall debate. Here’s a map of where those signatures come from; Here are constituencies with 154+ signatures already (the only significance of 154 is that is the average number…

Sunday cartoon by Ralph Underhill

Mark writes: The Wild Justice e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting stands at 62,730 – please sign it and get your friends to sign it as quickly as possible. I’ll be giving a short talk about Wild Justice at the Bird Fair (Osprey marquee) at 11:30am this morning. Likes(41)Dislikes(4)

What to do at the Bird Fair on Sunday

09:30 Bats in churches Diana Spencer (Merlin) 10:15 Rebirding – rewilding Britain and its birds Ben Macdonald (Authors’ Forum) 11:30 Wild Justice the first 6 months Mark Avery (Osprey) 12:00 Nature Calls Mark Carwardine (Events) 13:00 A tabloid history of birdwatching Paul Thomas (Authors’ Forum) 13:30 Hen Harrier LIFE Cathleen Thomas (Harrier) 15:30 our flyway…