Oscar Dewhurst – Bluish-fronted Jacamar

Oscar writes: Bluish-fronted Jacamar: Bluish-fronted Jacamars were fairly common in the lowlands and I saw them most days around the station buildings. Luckily this one perched out in the open and gave me a nice clean background. It would sit on this branch before shooting up to snatch flies from the air and returning to…

Game Fair 2

What sort of people come to the Game Fair – you might (or might not) wonder? All sorts – although there is more tweed worn at the Game Fair than you will see at most July events with the temperature in the high 20sC. But judging from the cars parked near mine on my two…

Game Fair 1

This year the Game Fair is in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. The Game Fair could keep a blogger going for  full year, but let me tell you about some sensible people I met today. Today, Saturday, is ‘Conservation’ Saturday apparently.  I noticed that there was a talk about rivers but it was as much…

It’s the society stupid!

Last week I was early, I’m always early, for my interview with Martha Kearney on the World at One and so I watched a protest march set off from outside the BBC near Oxford Circus. There were firefighters and teachers from the NUT.  I recognised the strains of Billy Bragg’s rendition of The Internationale playing…