At the Birdwatch offices

I popped into the offices of Birdwatch in north London last week – I’d never been there before. I’ve been writing a monthly column, The Political Birder, for Birdwatch more or less since I left the RSPB over four years ago. This is not an activity that will allow me to retire with a full…

In your August copy of… (1)

Birdwatch magazine excels itself by putting the Hen Harrier on its front cover for its August issue (as it did last year) and featuring the plight of the Hen Harrier and Hen Harrier Day events on six pages inside the magazine including my ‘Political birder’ column, a page of information about Hen Harrier Day events…

This month’s Birdwatch

I travelled into London yesterday which meant that I could read this month’s Birdwatch (the one with the Crane on the cover). My ‘political birder’ column is about vicarious liability. Usually,I look through the accounts of the rarities in Birdwatch and think to myself a mixture of ‘I’d never have realised what that was’, ‘I wish…

Birdwatch

My latest column in Birdwatch (the one with the Sabine’s gull on the cover) discusses whether we should like pheasants or not – I’d like them more if they weren’t full of lead. I wrote in BBC Wildlife a few months ago about pheasants too – now there are lots  of letters on the subject…