Book Review – ‘The Birds They Sang’ by Stanislaw Lubienski

I don’t normally dive straight in with a book review suggesting that you buy a copy and read the book in question, but this is one of those occasions. Stanislaw Lubienski has written one of those rare books that feels like it will be a future classic. I am fairly inexperienced when it comes toContinue reading “Book Review – ‘The Birds They Sang’ by Stanislaw Lubienski”

Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt

The autumn and winter is greeted here on the Essex coast with flocks of Dark Bellied Brent Geese, overwintering to escape the harsh realities of their Siberian breeding grounds. The sounds of these majestic birds throng the air and for me are a clear association with my sense of place. I might complain that theyContinue reading “Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt”

Book Review – Bird Therapy – by Joe Harkness

”Consistent and constant, yet wild and free Are the avian wonders comforting me. From the lake at my patch, to the gorse-speckled heath, they dowse me in light, over darkness beneath. Sharpening senses, they help me to find, the systems and solace that strengthen my mind. From meadow to estuary, shingle to tree, I’ll alwaysContinue reading “Book Review – Bird Therapy – by Joe Harkness”

Wild Justice, Natural England and this week’s Shooting License Fiasco

If you live in the UK and take any interest in the news at all then you are probably aware that last Thursday Natural England revoked the general licenses (GL04,05 and 06) that allowed anyone to shoot 16 different species* of bird including several members of the crow family, pigeons and some gulls. The useContinue reading “Wild Justice, Natural England and this week’s Shooting License Fiasco”

How to Help Wildlife in Your Garden This Winter – Guest post by NatureSpy

It might be springlike at the moment but winter has a habit of biting back with a vengeance – just think back to the Beast from the East in the UK last year! With this in mind, here’s a short post about how to help wildlife in winter. …………………………………………………………. Winter can be a hard timeContinue reading “How to Help Wildlife in Your Garden This Winter – Guest post by NatureSpy”