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  1. liverpool_bob


    Some top quality journalism from the Daily Mail... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2557626/UK-weather-leads-PENGUIN-washing-British-shores-Walker-claims-spotted-bird-waddling-beach-Cornwall.html Has wild weather led to a PENGUIN washing up on British shores? Walker claims she spotted...
  2. liverpool_bob

    Wildlife crime unit faces extinction over funding crisis

    Uh-oh http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/wildlife-crime-unit-faces-extinction-over-funding-crisis-8437875.html
  3. liverpool_bob


    Peel begins consulation on £500m River Mersey port expansion plan http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/ldpbusiness/business-local//tm_headline=peel-begins-consulation-on-163-500m-river-mersey-port-expansion-plan%26method=full%26objectid=28831793%26siteid=92534-name_page.html
  4. liverpool_bob

    Tower 42

    Not sure if this has been mentioned around here but... wowser! Tower 42 Bird Study Group (scroll down to 24 May and 20 May)
  5. liverpool_bob

    Telegraph.co.uk: 'astonishing' rare black penguin living on South Georgia

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7405253/Pictured-rare-black-penguin-living-off-the-Falklands-coast.html Cool, a goth penguin!
  6. liverpool_bob

    Agriculture policy

    Not sure if this is the best place for this thread but... Both parties appear to be unveiling policy on agriculture today. Food is good, obviously, but so is the countryside. Be interesting to hear discussion. Parties to unveil plans for supermarkets and food Benn unveils 20-year plan to...
  7. liverpool_bob


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/6238952/Pictures-of-the-day-28-September-2009.html 8-P
  8. liverpool_bob

    Pigeon faster than broadband

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8248056.stm Better customer service too ;)
  9. liverpool_bob

    Bush relaxes wildlife law limits

    Bush relaxes wildlife law limits :C Hopefully the new chap will reverse this, as the article states.
  10. liverpool_bob

    Just for fun - how often do you see birds of prey?

    I've calculated how often I've been seeing raptors on my patch this year. It's nothing special, just a few square miles of unremarkable farmland and a few small woods in E.Yorks. It's not an attempt to judge the numbers of birds, just how visible they are, i.e. no of sightings per day. It'd be...
  11. liverpool_bob

    Red Kite shot in E.Yorks/Wolds

    One of the Red Kites in the Wolds has been shot, but survived - Driffield Times article Cheers, Bob.
  12. liverpool_bob

    Axe gang targets Buzzard chicks

    Makes a change from stories about gamekeepers I guess :eek!: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2008/06/18/axe-gang-target-buzzard-chicks-100252-21092393/ Cheers, Bob.
  13. liverpool_bob

    'dark' Barn Owl

    A most unusual Barn Owl crossed my path recently. It was here (East Yorks) on 23rd Dec. At the time I just thought it was an extreme alba but having had a look for some similar images on t'internet it would seem that guttata can be fairly pale. And then there are intergrades. There's some...
  14. liverpool_bob

    When bird watching goes bad!

    You'd think someone of 75 would know not to walk out into the estuary, surely? http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2007/11/06/when-bird-watching-goes-bad-100252-20066380/ (pictures only in the print edition) Cheers, Bob.
  15. liverpool_bob

    Police hunt park thugs after cygnets shot dead

    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2007/08/08/police-hunt-park-thugs-after-cygnets-shot-dead-64375-19586265/ Hopefully these cretins will go back to shooting each other :C Cheers, Bob.
  16. liverpool_bob

    Waterfowl centre to become home to four beavers

    Martin Mere to introduce beavers... (no s******ing at the back!) http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2007/07/03/waterfowl-centre-to-become-home-to-four-beavers-64375-19395114/ Cheers, Bob.
  17. liverpool_bob

    'ello there

    Just joined; hello. Been birding on and off for 20 odd years; mostly in East Yorkshire though less so in recent years (work, wife, beer, the usual rubbish excuses). Currently living in Liverpool and not getting out much at all... mostly when visiting the folks back in East Yorkshire. The...