Mythological birding

Yesterday I had a long and fascinating amble around the new exhibition at the British Museum on the Egyptian Book of the Dead …

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Admiring auklets

A few months back, I asked the more ID-aware among you to have a go at identifying a pickled bird’s head, freshly photographed on the desk of my esteemed colleague Nigel Redman. Maybe this was a bit tricky.

The tale of the pickled waxwing

” … one of the many reasons for which Nigel is renowned in the company is the permanent presence on his desk of this admittedly gruesome item”

Elephant in the room …

Since the beginning of May, you may have noticed that a number of brightly coloured elephants have appeared around the streets of London. As well as being an interesting attraction for tourists and commuters, the elephants are there to raise an important issue – the future of the endangered Asian elephants. As one of the world’s largest mammals, Asian elephants understandably need lots of room to roam. There are over 30,000 Asian elephants left in the wild and their habitats are getting smaller and sparser. With the worlds’ population increasing rapidly, the… Read More

Scottish Wildlife

I recently spent a weekend walking in Scotland on the island of Skye and discovered that the Scottish highlands is home to some of Britain’s most interesting wildlife…

The Peregrine Falcon

Much admired by city dwellers, I swiftly scan their pavements for my next victim …

Urban Wildlife

For my first attempt at the art of blogging, I have decided to stick to familiar territory and address the topic of urban wildlife…

Birding in the Cook Islands

I’m just back from a remarkable month on the Cook Islands. No, I’d never heard of them either. They are a collection of fifteen tiny dots in the Pacific, about four hours flight from Fij …

The Champions of Bird ID

And so the publication date of the Helm Dictionary of Bird Identification hoves into view …

Hello from Bloomsbury Wildlife!

Hello from Bloomsbury Wildlife!