• Cyprus undercover - some encouraging news on bird trapping

    A few days ago Chris Packham reported the encouraging news that, this autumn, there appears to have been a reduction in the level of bird trapping within the Eastern Sovereign Base Area (ESBA), a British military base on Cyprus close to the holiday resort of Ayia Napa.

    Having recently returned from Cyprus myself, I can confirm the signs do indeed look encouraging and believe the main reason for this more positive outlook…

    • 26 Oct 2017
  • Young peregrine shot in Cambridge faces uncertain future

    It’s October, and by now the fledglings of spring will be on the wing, making their own way in the world and ready to face their first winter.

    But one of the class of 2017 has hit a worrying bump in the road to adulthood.

    Last month (September), a juvenile peregrine falcon was discovered by a member of the public on the outskirts of Cambridge. It appeared the bird had been grounded for several days. The peregrine…

    • 7 Oct 2017