If you liked Fighting for Birds then…

       … you’ve got an 86% chance of liking A Message from Martha.   That’s what the readers’ poll said, anyway. Of the 222 of you who read Fighting for Birds and rated it either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ then 86% of you rated A Message from Martha as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ too. Likes(13)Dislikes(1)

My books aren’t just for Christmas

I know that quite a few people are hoping that they receive A Message from Martha as a Christmas present. Please don’t let them be disappointed… It was nice (for me anyway) to see that A Message from Martha was listed by Stephen Moss in the Guardian as one of the best examples of nature…

An open letter to the RSPB Chairman Professor Steve Ormerod

Dear Steve Hi!  Happy 60th anniversary of the Protection of Birds Act! It must be around now that you are heading off to Conservation Committee to discuss the RSPB’s conservation work.  And then, in July, there will be a Council meeting, I guess, unless things have changed a lot in the last three years (which…

Miscellany

More birding bits and pieces: After my blog of last week I can now add peregrine to my M1 list (hunting over a field near Luton) and another ‘up-and-about-early’ red kite from the M1 somewhere in Hertfordshire (I think!). Birkbeck: I enjoyed giving a public lecture at Birkbeck on Friday evening – lots of good…

Cartoon and bits and pieces

Apologies for the non-appearance of yesterday’s blog – I wrote it and then pushed the wrong button (and then spent a lot of time driving on snowy roads). Is it snowy enough for you? Imagine its impact on wildlife. A week tomorrow it is Big Garden Birdwatch – time to get those bird feeders filled…