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You never stop learning!

You never stop learning, well I also never stop undertaking my own research or following that of others. This post is a very brief one and perhaps I should entitle it “The research continues”.

Below is a replicated screen grab of my 2400th uploaded Evernote note as uploaded into Trello. I simply thought I would share it with you.

 

Evernote note number 2400 uploaded onto Trello

 

Not much blogging of late as I’ve been otherwise engaged in my freelancing activities. However, I’m always on the search for more work so please get in touch if I can help your business out in any way. For instance, I’m currently engaged in a few bird surveying projects in Southern and Central parts of the UK but I’m always on the look out for more.

Speaking of which, let’s have some record shots of some of those young birds which might just be in your backyard at the current time.

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A recently fledged Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

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A juvenile Blackbird (Turdus merula)

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A group of partially hidden juvenile Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

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Juvenile Starlings in the Birdbath

 

As ever, I’d also be eternally grateful if you could kindly support my pages on Facebook, where I can be found under the name of naturestimeline and naturestimeline StandUp4Nature.

 

 

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Conservation “Young Guns” to look out for in 2016 – a cross-post from LinkedIn

As a fortysomething, I cannot claim to be a “Young Gun”, yet these guys and gals show maturity beyond their years. Find out more below.

 

Conservation “Young Guns” to look out for in 2016 by Tony Powell

 

 

I have replicated below as shown for those of you not on LinkedIn.

 

As a fortysomething, I cannot claim to be a “Young Gun”, yet these guys and gals show maturity beyond their years. The messages they promote via their Social Media channels should be listened to. They are the future.

So in no particular order, I bring you the following.

Ben Eagle and his “thinkingcountry” blog

This past year I especially liked his “Exploring the Ethics of Conservation and Farming” post and his reblog of Peter Cooper’s “One of the most depressing things about conservation? How Middle-class it all is.” blog.

James Common and his blog “common by nature”

 

A couple of my favourites of his were “A Summer on a Scottish Grouse Estate” and James’s “Personal blog, personal opinions.” posting.

Next up, Elliot Dowding with “Wildlife and Words”.

 

Do check out his Birding with John series, although I especially liked this 2015 blog post, “What does nature mean to me?“.

Now one of the aspiring young ladies by the name of Annabelle Southand her blog goes by the name of “Wild South”.

 

During 2015 I particularly liked her “WILD SOUTH’S SECOND FORAY INTO RETAIL” blog and her “SUMO DORMOUSE” post.

Another young lady you have to admire is Laura James and her “lauras ecology on the go” blog.

 

One of the 2015 highlights for me from her blog was “The Aliens are Coming!!!“.

Last but not least, I bring you Falko Buschke and “The Solitary Ecologist”.

My favourite from 2015 of his had to be the “Conservationists must realise that farmers are central to conserving nature” blog post.

I am well aware of a number of other contenders who are progressing up through the ranks via those fantastic research bodies and universities alike. However, suffice to say, I commend you all, as right now the conservation movement needs all the help it can get.

Kind Regards and Happy New Year, all the best wishes for 2016 and beyond.

 

Tony Powell

 

*For the record I am not currently affiliated with any of the persons mentioned above and are simply to be regarded as highly valued friends and connections.

 

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From autumn to spring in December 1806

December 2015 is most definitely an odd one. With its weather statistics and Natural World tales, it is certainly becoming one for the history books. Although, it is worth noting that we have been here before, as this example from 1806 shows, courtesy of the wonderful Wanstead Meteo blog. Of course, my current mean Temperatures of 5.4c above average could and perhaps should still be viewed as rather concerning.

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When I was writing up my winter forecast I came across an analogue that was very similar to what seems to be unfolding this December.

The River Lea close to where Luke Howard's laboratory stood by wanstead_meteo The River Lea close to where Luke Howard’s laboratory stood

Luke Howard, in his first volume of The Climate of London, describes a very warm December that followed on from a warm November that fooled flora and fauna into thinking spring had begun early.

Howard’s statistics are very high: a November mean of 9.5C while December was 9.3C. CET that November was 2.3C above average while December was 3.3C above average. A slightly wetter than average was followed by a very wet December – over 250% the monthly average caused the River Lea to burst its banks in several places

“The catkins of the filberts expanded prematurely. On December 25th a hedge sparrow’s nest was taken at Doveridge, Derbyshire, with four eggs and…

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