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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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 Birdingblogs.com/TomMcKinney.
- 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.
Show Notes and Links
- Isles of Scilly Bird Group: http://www.scilly-birding.co.uk/
- Isles of Scilly Tourism online website: Isles of Scilly Tourism online website (Try and find the references to the great birding and information for birdwatchers…)
- Tribute to Dr Mark Barter on the Birds Korea blog: http://www.birdskoreablog.org/?p=1931
- E-petition – Introduction of offence of vicarious liability for raptor persecution in England: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/23089
- BirdTrack: http://www.birdtrack.net