TN72 The Conference Calls 26 Nov 11


The one with guest Rob Lambert, life-long birder and academic based at Nottingham University, friend of every birding great, and frequent contributor to the BBC Natural History Unit, where we focus on the Isles of Scilly, ask whether Scilly’s death has been exaggerated, whether we still care about Scilly – and whether Scilly still cares about us! Prepare to laugh, to cry, and to ask whether perhaps we should perhaps be looking northwards from now on…

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Show Notes

And your Panel today consists of…

  • 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 that more and more people appear to now be listening to.
  • 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“.
  • 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
  • Nick Moran, an expat Yorkshireman living in Norfolk, where he runs BirdTrack at the BTO. Nick spent most of the noughties birding and occasionally teaching Biology in China and the UAE; he is an OSME Council member and secretary and voting member on the Emirates Bird Records Committee which keeps him in touch with Middle East birding.



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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. Amy says:

    Hi Charlie,

    Not sure if it’s a widespread or just me, but when listening to TN72 via iTunes, the podcast cuts out at 9:41. I had no problem listening to the entire program (!) here via the website.


  2. Charlie says:

    Hi Amy
    I’m afraid I don’t use iTunes, so I don’t know. I’ve put a note asking this question on the Facebook page and hopefully we can get this answered asap.

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