Gone, gone, gone…

A brood of five Hen Harrier chicks were ‘brood-meddled’ this year, and all were satellite-tagged so that we could all relish their adventures over the coming years. Trouble is, three of these birds have ceased transmitting signals to their expensive satellite links – just as is normal for Hen Harriers that spend much time on…

Back home again

I’ve been touring around the country for a few days, but now I’m back home for a while. I enjoyed seeing some scenery, some muirburn, some Harbour Porpoises, an Iceland Gull (thank you to the birder in the beach car park at Brora for letting me have a peek through his ‘scope), a male Hen…

Bird Photographer of the Year – Conservation Documentary Award

Paul Sterry writes: For the 2020 Competition cycle Bird Photographer of the Year has introduced a new Conservation Documentary Award. Photographers are invited to submit 3-6 images along with accompanying text (in the form of extended captions) to tell a compelling story about a bird-related conservation issue. The BPOTY team is thrilled that our fearless…

Tim Melling – Hobby

Tim writes: Hobbies are quite thin on the ground where I live in the Yorkshire Pennines so I was pleased when I came across this juvenile Hobby locally.    Hobby is a falcon, one of four species that breed in Britain, the others being Kestrel, Merlin and Peregrine.  But all others are resident, with Hobby being…

Sunday quotes (34)

This week’s quote is from Lucy Maud Montgomery (died 1942) I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. More on Lucy Maud Montgomery (see here) Likes(5)Dislikes(1)