NEWS: No Bird Fair 2020

It was nice of Tim Appleton to ‘phone me with the news that the Bird Fair has bowed to the inevitable – the next Bird Fair will be 2021. I’ll miss it, more for the friends I won’t see, than for the event itself (although it is a very fine event). Maybe we’ll be out…

Guest blog – Phylloscopus collybita by Dave Clark

Dave Clark is an ornithologist with an MSc in Ornithology from the University of Birmingham and environmental campaigner with a particular interest in the interactions between birds and humans. Dave is keen to spread the word about the importance of urban areas for wildlife and improving our engagement with nature. He can be reached at dave@mailbox.co.uk. In…

Press release – National Trust

National Trust acquires vital new stretch of coastal land to help create a new home for nature Former golf course will help conservation charity create new 30 hectare coastal nature reserve National Trust and partners will start work once restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted Sand dunes and wetland habitats will be restored to help…

Guy Shorrock – Chimpanzee

Guy writes: a couple of weeks ago Mark posted an image of a Mountain Gorilla I had taken during a recent trip to Uganda.  In the current lockdown, such things now seem particularly distant.  On the same trip I was lucky enough to see chimpanzees on three occasions.  Twice on organised trips with habituated troops,…

Bird song (16) – Skylark

Hail to the Skylark – one of the finest songsters of all? Don’t you agree? You won’t find this species very often in your garden but if you live near farmland you may hear its song cascading over everything. This is a pretty unmistakable song – it goes on for ages, it’s loud, it’s musical…