Guns, Germs, and Steel

Perhaps the book should have been called crops, germs and mammals

Turtle Dove, Woods Mill

Purring out the back of my brother’s place near this Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve.

Cirl Buntings, Prawle Point

A wind-blown male was delivering from the top of a bush and made my 294th British species

Slavonian Grebe, Loch Fyne

A nice year tick, and new for Argyll

The Wind in the Willows

A jolly good yarn for the non-mollycoddled and a chance to enjoy the adventures of a water vole