Back to birds!

Our Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) membership cards for the next year arrived today, and RSPB seems to have listened to us!

We are joint members and last year I complained on this blog that one of the cards portrayed a water vole, very sweet but not what RSPB should focus on.

Last year's card, of a bank vole

Last year’s card, of a water vole

This reflected RSPB’s twee and unfortunate new name for Birds magazine, Nature’s Home, and its new slogan ‘Giving nature a home’.

This year our cards are entirely birds.  One is of goldfinches, which frequent our garden,

This year's card, goldfinches

This year’s card, goldfinches

and the other a black grouse (reminding me of a cold May morning in 2007 watching a lek in the North Pennines mist).

Capercaillie

Black grouse

What’s on your card?  It would be interesting to know if there is a range of pictures for the cards and if someone took a decision to send us birds in view of my concern.  If so, thank you RSPB for reading my blog and for acting on it.

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I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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3 Responses to Back to birds!

  1. Geoff Mullett says:

    sadly, we cancelled our membership of the RSPB after many years due to the persistent, and very aggressive tele-sales marketing campaign they ran a few years ago. I rather objected to being told that with our lifestyle, we could afford to donate much more to the charity.
    Letters of complaint to head office were ignored, which was the final straw, so we left.

  2. Sandra Rooney says:

    My daughter and I also have the black grouse and goldfinches so perhaps these are the only versions available.

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