TN45 The Conference Calls Take Two

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The one where we talk about the ‘flaparazzi’, twitching moths, the RSPB’s welcome prosecution of gamekeeper Glenn Brown for raptor persecution, and – on a more serious note – we have an interview with Steve Davis from the Dorset Wildlife Trust about the devastating fire on Upton Heath.

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Show Notes

And your Panel today consists of…

  • Me, Charlie Moores, a freelance writer and podcaster (and now sadly intermittent birder) who either lives in a warm little cottage in north Wiltshire with his family or in a cold ‘podding shed’ editing an endless series of podcasts.
  • John Hague, a birding psychiatric nurse from Barnsley who now lives in Leicester where he’s a prominent member of the Leicester and Rutland Ornithological Society: John blogs extensively at The Drunkbirder where he rants “about the world and the absurdities of life” and “uses some very strong language“. All good stuff…so get blogging John!
  • Tom McKinney, the Derbyshire-based birder and award-winning musician who founded The House of Bedlam and gigs as part of Tango 5, and author of the much-missed Skills Bills blog. Tom now blogs weekly at


Show Notes


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Passionate about animal welfare and conservation, veggie and dairy-free, I live in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside. I co-founded Birders Against Wildlife Crime and Birds Korea. Trustee of the League against Cruel Sports On Twitter @charliemoores


  1. Mike Watson says:

    Very much enjoying listening to the podcasts. At last a service by real birders for real birders. This could be the start of something big. Keep up the great work guys! Best regards, Mike

  2. Laurie Allan says:

    Cracking picture of a Deaths Head on the current moth article by Steve Whitehouse on the Birdguides webzine………….

  3. So there is – Thanks Laurie. Wwhat a beautiful insect .Maybe I should’ve gone to Cornwall after all… :)

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