Monday, 2 April 2018
2017 - 19274 " " " "
No figures are available for the number of badgers killed that had BTB.
During this period cows that died because of BTB rose from 27474 to over 42,000.
Why has nobody admitted this gross mistake. Badgers do get BTB but so do many other animals including deer, household pets including cats and dogs. Badgers are the cleanest wild animal that I know of. BTB is spread through body fluids, urine, sweat and blood. Badgers have latrines away from the sett and even bury their dead in remote spots (this I have witnessed). Cattle feed on the grass that their colleagues have fouled. Have you ever been in a cow shed or strolled down a country lane where a herd of cows have been driven.
WE ARE MAKING A BIG HOLE IN THE FOOD CHAIN.
I have hedgehogs in my garden, regular visits from foxes and on a good night a badger.
I am going to make sure it stays that way.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
and so it gets a good check over. I pulled of the road to see if everything under the bonnet was as it should be and glancing over the hedge this is what I saw.
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Mike Attwood - Photographer
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- Mike Attwood
- Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.