A seabird spectacular at Fowlsheugh

Puffins and so much more… There is nothing quite like a seabird colony. In my humble opinion, they are one of the UK’s greatest wildlife spectacles – nowhere else in the country would you find such an impressive array of bird species all crammed together in one space, and in such great numbers. Visiting one…

Some thoughts on SNH and the Strathbraan raven licence

I don’t normally post about controversial or political subjects on this blog. Firstly, because it is a blog about celebrating and appreciating our natural world; secondly, because my PhD is controversial and political enough. I study the conflict between grouse shooting interests and raptor conservation interests in Scotland – at best, a highly charged, heavily…

A year in fieldwork

It seems like an awful long time ago since I last wrote a blog. In fact, it was an awful long time ago. My last post was dated June 2017, and that one even started with an apology for being 7 months late with it. Well, another eight months later and here we are! I…