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  • Blog Post: What happens now?

    The election's passed and we'll have new faces in the Commons . Maybe we'll have other new visitors too, once the four eggs being incubated by peregrine falcons Beattie and Busby hatch... hopefully any moment now. The peregrines you can see on our pere-cam are the pair that use the Palace...
  • Blog Post: Changing places

    I think 2010 is going to be remembered for big changes. China's economy is leading the world's financial recovery, signalling a major change in the global perception of China. The tragedy in Haiti is making us all look at the way we support those in need. And, the extreme's of weather...
  • Blog Post: Wild about what's missing

    Where are my swifts . I'm seeing them wherever I go, but the ones that normally play in the sky over my house are simply absent. I know we've a bit of a crisis looming with swifts, and that plans are afoot to try to resolve it... but where are my swifts. With upheaval in the workplace...
  • Blog Post: How was it for you?

    It's snowing. It's cold. I've got flu and someone's dismantled my bike trying to nick the rear gears. But I'm happy. I can see a proud crow through the window, stark black against the bleak cold whiteness of the day. There are several tits flitting across the open spaces between...
  • Blog Post: Lambs not for the slaughter

    Picture the scene. A family of five squelching through muddy fields alongside the banks of the River Lugg in Herefordshire. There's blue sky, sunshine, low temperatures and snow dusting the ground. Wrapped up warm and with cold wellies we're constantly encouraging our youngest to walk just a...
  • Blog Post: Kingfisher nil, Watervole 1

    A new report out this week says water voles are making a comeback after their population slumped 90%. Just this last Wednesday I saw one - photo on the right - chewing on a fresh green leaf at our Rye Meads nature reserve in the Lee Valley. It was right by the path and didn't seem at all worried...
  • Blog Post: Forever Autumn

    The London sun is fading as I grow old... and just like Justin Hayward sang in Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds , the birds are flying south across the Autumn sky. I know it's Autumn, 'cause I'm already sweeping up leaves that have fallen from the trees. the blackberries have been and...
  • Blog Post: What's out there? You tell us.

    Leaving Hackney Town Hall after talking about improving protection for the borough's special places and species I happened to look-up as I cycled towards the traffic lights. In the sky, visible between the bulk of the Hackney Empire and an old bank building on the other side of the street, were...
  • Blog Post: Blonde joggers seek crow bar

    I've mentioned my fondness for crows before. These birds are proving less than popular among blonde women joggers in one Greenwich park. It seems an angry crow is predominantly targeting this one group of park users, dive bombing them as they jog round the paths. Crows, including jays and magpies...
  • Blog Post: Rev-up your biodiversity

    I've had an influx of ladybirds and an enormous wasp exploring our house this week. In the garden, the daffs have unfurled their petals and leaves are forming on the trees. Spring has arrived. That means lazy days in the sunshine can't be far behind and to help inspire you, what better place...
  • Blog Post: Poor birdwatch result? I was Robined

    They're teasing me. The birds I've seen from the windows of the east London home that I share with my family, have been more varied and higher in number than is usual. This can mean just one thing. The Big Garden Birdwatch is imminent. This week I've seen long-tailed tits (pictured, right...
  • Blog Post: Waved, whistled and roared, now we want action

    More than sixty thousand people, marched through London and Glasgow on Saturday as part of The Wave . Thank you to every one of you. This makes it the UK's biggest demo on climate change, sending a clear signal to our Government and world leaders. In London, we set-off from Grosvenor Square and...
  • Blog Post: Four easy steps towards climate heaven

    We're careering towards Feed the Birds Day at an alarming rate. This haste seems to have been maintained throughout 2010 and frankly, I'm looking forward to the Christmas holidays, which are... just eleven weeks away (sound of alarm bells and cash-tills )! A partridge in a pear tree is possible...