A condor lead moment

American nature conservationists are campaigning to remove lead ammunition from the environment because it poisons species such as swans, eagles and California condors.  They argue that non-toxic shot alternatives should be used. They also say that use of lead ammunition risks the health of people, particularly children, if they ingest tiny fragments of lead from…

Harriers

Following my blog on Thursday I did phone the NE helpline to ask where I could find the information promised by their Minister, Richard Benyon, in his Parliamentary reply (see Thursday’s blog to catch up on this subject  – and read the comments there too).  The people I spoke to were very helpful and mentioned…

Bits, some bits

went to London on the train from Peterborough on Thursday and saw 3 cuckoos got a reply from NE re Walshaw Moor – will blog later this week spent ages on Friday evening looking at a lone wader in vegetation and gloomy light wondering whether it was a Temminck stint – and it wasn’t, it…

Really wild?

This new magazine is available in WH Smith, all good newsagents and Sainsbury’s (I bought my copy in Wellingborough Sainsbury’s). I bought it because I have a column in it  – flick through to page 21 please – but then read it because it’s a really good read about nature at home and abroad. You’ll…

Guest Blog Don’t shoot! – by Giles Bradshaw.

Giles Bradshaw owns a small farm near Exmoor.  He campaigns for the law to be changed to allow for non-lethal dispersal of wildlife using dogs and for a wide-ranging ban on cruelty to wildlife.   A gamekeeper was recently prosecuted for breaking the Hunting Act near Spalding.  The court heard that he was found using…