Monthly Archives: January 2019

Graham: a vanguard at the front

‘We used to call him Jeeves’, said the man next to me at Graham Butler’s funeral, a former work colleague of Graham’s.  I had to think for a second as I had never called him Jeeves, then it clicked.  Actually … Continue reading

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Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

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Farewell to enterprising Eddie

Eddie Bilous, my carriage-driving friend, has died aged only 65. Continue reading

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Crossbill corner

On my bird survey walk near Stokenchurch for the River Thame Conservation Trust I saw a crossbill Continue reading

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There’s always something on Otmoor

A visit to Otmoor always produces something of interest. When I went on 6 January I saw pintail ducks and a water rail. Continue reading

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Listening to silence

On the last day of 2018 I walked from Burford with my friend Marika Kovacs. Continue reading

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Prestwood in winter

I returned to Prestwood in Bucks to do the farmland bird survey for the British Trust for Ornithology, it’s different in winter. Continue reading

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