Other blogs (15)

In this occasional series of links to other interesting blog posts, here are some blogs that have caught my eye recently. Raptor Persecution UK – Spain continues to impose strong penalties for raptor poisoning Wild Justice – BASC go ballistic Prof Dieter Helm (whose book, A Green and Prosperous Land was this blog’s book of 2019,…

Tim Melling – Thomas’s Pika

Tim writes: Thomas’s Pika (Ochotona thomasi) is yet another mammal with barely any published photographs.  It is a Chinese endemic, being restricted to isolated forested peaks within a relatively small area.  It was only described new to science in 1948 but that was mainly due to its similarity to other Pika species.  In fact we…

Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

I’ve done mine: Red Kite – 1 – low over the garden and looking down (I’m counting it!) Jackdaw – 4 Starling – 9 House Sparrow -12 Chaffinch – 8 Goldfinch – 6 Blue Tit – 3 Great Tit – 1 Dunnock – 1 Magpie -1 Collared Dove – 2 Wood Pigeon – 1 Bullfinch…