Happy Easter

Birds’ eggs are very beautiful – there’s something about the perfect smooth oval shapes that is pleasing to the eye. Personally, I’m hopeless at identifying bird eggs – I am almost clueless about what different species’ eggs look like.  This is very different from previous generations of birders and naturalists and conservationists, many of whom…

I hope they sink (II)

The Beds, Cambs and Northants Wildlife Trust has really got stuck in to the Cambridge University Boat Club issue – see their website here. A letter has been submitted to the Daily/Sunday Telegraph from prominent environmentalists asking the Cambridge University Boat Club to reconsider its position – if not published by Telegraph newspapers it will…

‘Protect creation’ says Pope Francis

  This blog asked some time ago whether the choice of the new Pope would have any environmental importance – and my hopes weren’t that high, to be honest. Pope Francis mentioned the environment and the need to ‘protect creation’ in his first mass.  That’s a good start (see coverage here, here, here but particularly…

Book Review – Bird Conservation by Williams et al

Bird Conservation – global evidence for the effects of interventions by David R Williams, Robert G Pople, David A Showler, Lynn V Dicks, Matthew F Child, Erasmus KHJ zu Ermgassen and William J Sutherland.  Published by Pelagic Publishing. Paperback £34.99, Hardback £64.99, e-Book £19.99. 575 pages. This is a very useful reference book for conservation…

Well done Hawk and Owl Trust!

The Hawk and Owl Trust are throwing their support behind the e-petition on the licensing of grouse moors and gamekeepers.  Well done! Let’s see what other bird conservation organisations do… But you can sign up here – it’s going well, so far. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)