The week in birding by Jonnie Fisk

I was all ready to set off to the north Norfolk coast yesterday – not to see birds but to see northern lights – but it was cloudy.  The previous night there had been a great show of northern lights. They are on my British list – but not for years – dipped again! Can…

Badgers and bTB

Here’s a head-ache for the new NFU President and his team, and also for Owen Paterson; one man in the first few days of his job and the other, if rumours are to be believed, in the last few weeks of his. An Independent Expert Panel was appointed by Defra to help evaluate the effectiveness,…

The new Clint Eastwood film

The NFU elections provided us with a the possibility of a new Clint Eastwood film  but whether it is a remake of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or the Good, the Good and the Good, or simply the Bad, the Bad and the Bad remains to be seen.  I will try, very hard,…

Virtually good RSPB science

On Wednesday evening I attended the launch, at the Royal Society, of the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science.  In answer to the question ‘Where is this centre?’ the answer is ‘nowhere and everywhere’ – it’s a virtual centre (click here).  Have a walk around the virtual centre – I did and it’s a nice place,…