An interesting report

At the Game Fair – I said those couple of days could keep this blog going for ages – I picked up a report by the  National Gamekeepers Organisation considering the state of nature on commercial shoots.  It’s an interesting read. With the snappy title ‘Gamekeepers and Wildlife’ this report compiles information from a postal…

Bitter harvest?

Around where I live the combines are out in the fields working by day and into the night.  It’s a bit unusual that some farmers are getting in their wheat before the end of the barley or rape harvests.  The high prices of wheat mean that everything depends on a good wheat harvest and yields…

TMS caught out by Batesian mimic?

England won the second test match yesterday on a very warm day.  After listening to see whether Bresnan would get a hat-trick (he didn’t) I nipped out to post some copies of my book to very astute purchasers.   This is becoming a regular afternoon outing and that’s fine by me. My route takes me through…

Do let it grow under your feet

I am quite busy in my post-RSPB life but I do find I have more time to read things that I would have meant to read in the past, but around to which I would not have got.  This report, Nature’s Tapestry, is a good example of something which I am glad that I can…

Something for the weekend sir?

I love farmers.  Well, admittedly not all of them, but then I don’t love all birdwatchers, all RSPB members or all of anything – maybe all hen harriers? But I do love the fact that some farmers are doing a fantastic job with the help of my taxpayer’s money on their farms. We have come…