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Hen Harrier Day

A chat about the uplands between me and Charlie Moores

I wrote a short piece about the uplands in the Manifesto for Wildlife last year and a slightly longer piece on this blog a while later – click here (actually, I’ve just re-read it and I think it is worth…

A chat on a train

A fortnight ago, I set off to give a talk about driven grouse shooting at Walthamstow Wetlands as part of the London Wildlife Festival. I got off the tube at Tottenham Hale (a new experience) and walked to the site…

Something pretty odd here

Here is a table of petitions on the Westminster parliament website – they are ordered by their petition number (smaller numbers = earlier petitions). To get your petition into the system you have to write it (creation date; all dates…

Quick update

At the Bird Fair yesterday: it rained a bit the paths were muddy in places (the going was soft, heavy in places) the people were lovely the food was good the beer was good the talks were good – even…

Hen Harrier Day from Wild Justice

Wild Justice has produced three blogs, so far, on the Hen Harrier Day event on Sunday. Here they all are (more coming later): HHDay 2019 (1) HHDay 2019 (2) HHDay 2019 (3) Likes(31)Dislikes(0) Get email notifications of new blog posts

The Inglorious 12th

Intensive grouse shooting is in the news like never before: The costs of grouse shooting on our environment and wildlife needs to be to properly weighed up against the benefit of land owners profiting from shooting parties. For too long…

Inglorious Debate by Gill Lewis

Gill Lewis is an author (see here and here) and spoke at yesterday’s Hen Harrier Day event (and see here). The Glorious Twelfth is the best day of the year. It just simply isn’t true to say  Driven grouse shooting…

Hen Harrier Day event tomorrow

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow – it’s going to be a bit windy today! 12 midday – 5pm, 11th AugustCarsington Water Visitor CentreAshbourne, Derbyshire Click here to find it on Google maps Join Wild Justice (Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay…

YFTB – still got the wrong species

The You Forgot the Birds website still has that image, a gorgeous image, of a male Montagu’s Harrier to illustrate its Hen Harrier page alongside a more difficult identification problem of what is probably a 2nd summer Pallid Harrier. Maybe…