Sunday book review – Urban Peregrines by Ed Drewitt

I like this book – it’s clearly written, has lots of interesting facts and some cracking images. It took me a while to ‘get’ the cover – that road sign – you’re probably quicker than I am. This is a good book about a bird which represents a conservation success story. Peregrines are much commoner…

Arguments to make you pause before signing this e-petition

I’d like you to sign my e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting in England please. However, I’m not going to make out that all grouse moor owners, managers or gamekeepers are evil and hateful.  I quite like quite a few of them,  personally.  I can’t understand what they get out of shooting Red Grouse but…

Everyone loves the Hen Harrier – don’t they?

The science suggests that there should be a lot more Hen Harriers in the UK uplands than there are at the moment. Let’s just take Scotland for the moment.  The science says there should be c1650 pairs (I have taken the central point of an estimate and then rounded it) in Scotland on the basis…