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This is how it is.

Yesterday was a dark day for me. I tried. Anyone who’s ever known me will know that I tried to stop the destruction of the wildlife rich site at the top of my road. 326 more words

A nightingale sang and then was destroyed.

Last night I sat in my garden with a friend. We built a fire, watched a shooting star fall overhead and listened to a nightingale sing. 267 more words

Red Kites & Fracking

Red Kite – Doug Simpson

Any Red Kites Nesting Near You?

At the beginning of March, Red Kites probably started thinking about nests and all that entails. 1,831 more words

Book of the Week: Cuckoo

What is Book of the Week? See the first Book of the Week post.

Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

by Nick Davies, with field drawings by James McCallum. 502 more words

Book Of The Week


No lover’s bleeding heart
can ever be as uncanny
as the searing red eyes
of the bird of love.

It sits and swings in the boughs… 11 more words


Cuckoos in Plymouth with Nick Davies

Last night I attended a lecture, at Plymouth University organised by their Biological Sciences Department and co-funded by the Linnaean Society, given by Professor Nick Davies of Cambridge University entitled Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature. 296 more words

New cuckoo research for Dartmoor

Following on my my two recent posts on cuckoos on Dartmoor (here and here) I have been in contact with Professor Charles Tyler and Dr Malcolm Burgess who are both co-ordinating and working on cuckoos on Dartmoor. 76 more words