Tim Melling – Ruff

Tim writes: Ruff is one of only two British birds where the males are routinely called by a different name to the female (Reeve), the other being Blackcock and Greyhen.  Ruffs and Reeves were both first noted in print in 1634 and were identified as such in Ray’s 1678 work, which was the first bird…

Suffolk

This week I spent some time at the World Land Trust HQ in Halesworth. I’ve been a Council member of WLT, and for the last couple of years a Trustee (the two roles are different) and now I find myself Chair of Trustees. This is almost akin to being a grown-up, which is a bit…

I liked getting this…

Yesterday I got an email from the USA; Hello, Mr. Avery. My name is ***********[girl’s name] and I’m a 9th grader at ********** North Junior High. I am doing a class project on passenger pigeons, and I see that you have quite a bit of expertise on the subject. A lot of people have varying…