TN47 The Conference Calls and Tim loses it…


The one where we discuss twitching scoters (with a ‘live’ report by correspondent ‘Tim Conney’ from a headland in Scotland), signing epetitions, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper captive breeding programme, and have an interview with the BTO’s Paul Stancliffe who is talking about the organisation’s Nightingale Appeal. Not bad for thirty minutes, eh…

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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“.
  • Tristan Reid, aka ‘binocularface’, a well-known member of the Brit birding and twitching scene (to quote from Tristan’s binocularface blog “Some may call me obsessive; but I love to see rare and scarce birds and will travel anywhere within the UK and Ireland to see them!”) who lives in Cumbria.

Show Notes

Above from left to right: Maps from the 1968-72, 1988-91 and 2007-11 Breeding Atlases.
Image © BTO Nightingale Appeal

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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. Surroundx says:

    That part with ‘Tim’ was absolutely hilarious. You should definitely have him back on the show sometime.

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