Meet the team

Matt Merritt, Edi­tor

Bird Watching (UK) - - Welcome -

THE PLIGHT of the Hen Har­rier in Eng­land has been spark­ing more and more de­bate in re­cent years, and on page 30 of this is­sue, Ben Mac­don­ald takes a close look at a con­tro­ver­sial is­sue, in the con­text of hun­dreds of years of his­tory. If it moves you to join the cam­paign to save this per­se­cuted rap­tor, then make sure you get in­volved in Hen Har­rier Day, on Au­gust 7. Our cover star, the Dartford War­bler, has on the other hand en­joyed an ex­pan­sion in range and num­bers in re­cent years, and any of you spend­ing the sum­mer on (hope­fully) sun-kissed south­ern and western coasts can look for this charis­matic lit­tle bird af­ter en­joy­ing Ian Par­sons’ guide to it on page 23. Fi­nally, late sum­mer and early au­tumn are, of course, the time to visit Scilly. Jonny Rankin’s ar­ti­cle on page 78 con­veys all his ir­re­press­ible en­thu­si­asm for this leg­endary rar­ity spot – why not make this the year you visit your­self?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.