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GOB 132 – When the dust settles

This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine July 2020   After the epidemic what happens next? During the crisis there have been benefits to wildlife, but there have also been increased pressure. We have been polluting less, killing less on … Continue reading

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GOB 131 – Non Sequitur

This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine June 2020 I’m completely mystified by people being less concerned that the end of the world is nigh than they are that we should spend our final days deciding our own lack of … Continue reading

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GOB 130 – Flexecology

This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine May 2020 Suddenly the world and its dog are eating mock meat and planting trees to save the planet. I hear you raise a cheer. Mine is rather more muted. I’ve not eaten … Continue reading

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GOB 129 – Wake up and smell the smoke from the rainforest

This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine May 2020 We know what’s wrong and how to put it right… so why are governments fiddling while the world burns? Another season with homes flooded, many for the first time ever in … Continue reading

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GOB 128 – Savvy Sea Dogs

GOB 128 – Savvy Sea Dogs This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine April 2020 Remember the Rio dictum; think global, act local? Well, something is happening near me that could affect much of Europe, given the importance of the … Continue reading

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GOB 127 – Coasting or on the Rocks?

Coasting or on the Rocks? This article first appeared in the April 2020 edition of Birdwatching magazine I live in a well-known seaside town which has recently shrugged off its reliance on Del Boy day-trippers, to replace that with an … Continue reading

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GOB 126 – Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion This article first appeared in the February 2020 edition of Birdwatching magazine Extinction Rebellion, what’s it all about? Should we be supporting it or stopping their disruption and hippy naivety? Are they heroes or are they just uncooperative … Continue reading

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GOB 125 – Twist in the Tail

Twist in the Tail This article first appeared in the January 2020 edition of Birdwatching magazine I think I may have thrown the birding baby out with the feline bathwater! Regular readers will know that I fight a running battle … Continue reading

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GOB 124 – Birds of Pay

Birds of Pay This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine December 2019 The glorious sunshine of yesterday gave way to a steady drizzle in the cool of the morning, leaving me in no doubt that Autumn had begun. Having spent … Continue reading

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GOB 123 – Nifty Grades of Shade

Nifty Grades of Shade This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine November 2019 As climate change brings 50MPH winds rattling my windows and rain running down the hill outside like a mountain torrent, it’s easy to think about shelter, but … Continue reading

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