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Grumpy Old Birder rants about the world of birdwatching, wildlife conservation and more...

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GOB 100 – Birding

GOB 100 Birding This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine February 2018 Like my childhood self I am in awe of the vast blueness of sky over the summer reed-bed. Is this ineffable depth, breadth and beauty God? Unknowable and … Continue reading →

4 MIN2018 FEB 7
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GOB 100 – Birding

GOB 99 – Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers

GOB 99 Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine January 2018 Who could resist running one’s hand along the skin-smooth bark of a beech tree or hugging a hornbeam? Can anyone doubt the primal pleasure … Continue reading →

3 MIN2018 JAN 6
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GOB 99 – Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers

GOB 97 Garden Cities

GOB 97 Garden Cities This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine November 2017 I watched the World Athletics Championships Marathon wending its way through the historic streets of the City of London and was struck by two things over and … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 NOV 11
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GOB 97 Garden Cities

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter A tribute to Al Batt I knew it was March because the hares were going mad. They were haring across the fields. Three hares chased each other, stopped and thought about it and then chased each other back … Continue reading →

4 MIN2017 OCT 15
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Mad Hatter

GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected

GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine Autumn 2017 Outside a summer gale is rocking every bush in my tiny garden… this seems to be an inevitable consequence of sweeping the patio and clearing … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 OCT 8
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GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected

GOB – 95 Tales of the Riverbank

GOB 95Tales of the Riverbank This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine October 2017 Boxing is brutal with many more losers than winners. One might argue it saves tearaway teenagers from a life of crime, but, in a progressive society … Continue reading →

4 MIN2017 SEP 12
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GOB – 95 Tales of the Riverbank

GOB 94 – Crop Rotation

GOB 94 Crop Rotation This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine September 2017 Half a century ago, a Malaysian friend told me of his dream. He wanted to write, but first needed to earn enough money to buy a small … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 SEP 11
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GOB 94 – Crop Rotation

GOB 93 – Rubbish Party

GOB 93 Rubbish Party This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine August 2017 The ‘Rubbish Party’ won a council seat somewhere in Scotland in the last council elections. If you think this appellation is an unprecedented admission of political ineptitude, … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 SEP 8
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GOB 93 – Rubbish Party

GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats

GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine July 2017 Rant Warning! Why on earth would you be bothered about disability access to nature reserves? It’s obviously not much of a problem as … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 JUN 30
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GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats

GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums

GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine June 2017 Picture this, everyone around you is just getting into their shorts and sandals, beaming with bonhomie and generally frolicking in the sunshine and you stare out … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 JUN 30
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GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums

Latest Episodes

GOB 100 – Birding

GOB 100 Birding This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine February 2018 Like my childhood self I am in awe of the vast blueness of sky over the summer reed-bed. Is this ineffable depth, breadth and beauty God? Unknowable and … Continue reading →

4 MIN2018 FEB 7
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GOB 100 – Birding

GOB 99 – Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers

GOB 99 Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine January 2018 Who could resist running one’s hand along the skin-smooth bark of a beech tree or hugging a hornbeam? Can anyone doubt the primal pleasure … Continue reading →

3 MIN2018 JAN 6
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GOB 99 – Tree Huggers & Tree Muggers

GOB 97 Garden Cities

GOB 97 Garden Cities This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine November 2017 I watched the World Athletics Championships Marathon wending its way through the historic streets of the City of London and was struck by two things over and … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 NOV 11
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GOB 97 Garden Cities

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter A tribute to Al Batt I knew it was March because the hares were going mad. They were haring across the fields. Three hares chased each other, stopped and thought about it and then chased each other back … Continue reading →

4 MIN2017 OCT 15
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Mad Hatter

GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected

GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine Autumn 2017 Outside a summer gale is rocking every bush in my tiny garden… this seems to be an inevitable consequence of sweeping the patio and clearing … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 OCT 8
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GOB 96 Tales of the Unexpected

GOB – 95 Tales of the Riverbank

GOB 95Tales of the Riverbank This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine October 2017 Boxing is brutal with many more losers than winners. One might argue it saves tearaway teenagers from a life of crime, but, in a progressive society … Continue reading →

4 MIN2017 SEP 12
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GOB – 95 Tales of the Riverbank

GOB 94 – Crop Rotation

GOB 94 Crop Rotation This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine September 2017 Half a century ago, a Malaysian friend told me of his dream. He wanted to write, but first needed to earn enough money to buy a small … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 SEP 11
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GOB 94 – Crop Rotation

GOB 93 – Rubbish Party

GOB 93 Rubbish Party This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine August 2017 The ‘Rubbish Party’ won a council seat somewhere in Scotland in the last council elections. If you think this appellation is an unprecedented admission of political ineptitude, … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 SEP 8
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GOB 93 – Rubbish Party

GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats

GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine July 2017 Rant Warning! Why on earth would you be bothered about disability access to nature reserves? It’s obviously not much of a problem as … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 JUN 30
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GOB 92 – Old Gits & Spoilt Brats

GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums

GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums This article first appeared in Birdwatching Magazine June 2017 Picture this, everyone around you is just getting into their shorts and sandals, beaming with bonhomie and generally frolicking in the sunshine and you stare out … Continue reading →

3 MIN2017 JUN 30
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GOB 91 – Birding Doldrums
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