All posts tagged grumpy old birder
“…the warm water running down my face, wasn’t – it was a red liquid better kept inside my inner tubes…”
Bo Beolens, the Fatbirder, was meant to give a talk at the Scottish Birdfair last week but didn’t make it. Here he explains – with poignant honesty – exactly why he was the ‘No Show Man”…
Over the last half dozen years Bo Beolens (aka the Fatbirder) has had his wry, wise, and straight-talking column 'The Grumpy Old Birder’ published in three different magazines.
"...are they flying into my neighbour's bushes...hardly, my neighbours have paved and patioed, dug up and decked, tarmaced and concreted like demented cowboy builders..."
Over the last half dozen
"What do dog walkers and local authority councillors have in common - apart that is from an unerring ability to get right up the nostrils of yours truly...in
"...thinking 'outside the box' and 'pushing the envelope' into 'blue sky thinking' has led us down a literal dead-end......"
Over the last half dozen years Bo Beolens (aka the
Grumpy Old Birder #34 - 'Birdfair Blues'
"...I've just spent three full-on days at the Birdfair - the greatest bird show on Earth..."
Over the last half dozen years Bo
Grumpy Old Birder #33 - 'Cool change'
"...I don't care if the grass is greener on the other side of the hill. What's the point of worrying about that
Grumpy Old Birder #32 - 'Just when'
"...Defra is going to issue licences allowing pheasant shoots to trap Buzzards and destroy their nests. This is not just immoral and
Grumpy Old Birder #31 - 'The Mammoths in the Room'
"The jumbo of all ignored elephants is of course the problem of outdoor cats..."
Over the last half dozen years
Grumpy Old Birder #30 - 'Give Me my Raptor Today'
"We live in a nation where - if your garden is big enough - you can get away with