Snow birds

Sunday’s snow has lingered but it will soon be gone as it is raining now. But the snow always brings a few more birds into our garden although the Song Thrush and Redwing seen today were next door, not chez nous. I doubt that either will be around at the weekend for the RSPB Big…

Press release – Songbird Survival has new CEO

This year, as in 2020, the dawn chorus continues to help us all staycalm and connected to nature, whether we live or work in an urban or rural location. Indeed, hearing birdsong is known to calm our minds because it signals the absence of nearby threats: if the birds are singing, then, ‘all must be…

Environment Bill delayed – report

Flagship Bill sinking – or at least becalmed? RSPB Chief Executive Beccy Speight satys: The slow, stop-start nature of the Environment Bill’s passage does not help us take the rapid action needed to tackle the nature and climate emergency. Our only hope is that this delay is used to improve the Bill. Environmental groups including…

Birdwatch?

The Guardian reports that Twitter will trial a means of allowing users to flag and annotate misleading or inaccurate tweets – this will be called Birdwatch in an attempt to piggy-back on the respected profile of the UK’s premier birdwatching magazine. A spokesperson for Birdwatch magazine may have said ‘We’re touched that the small inconsequential…