Today is the “Glorious Twelfth the day that marks the start of the grouse shooting season. To reach this point our uplands have been emptied of wildlife through illegal persecution. Leaving Red Grouse that will be forced from the ground by beaters, talking off in a blind panic and blasted out of the sky for sport by paid shooters.
I have just returned from a couple of wonderful days at this years British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland. It was my first time there as an speaker after many years going as a visitor and an exhibitor back in 2010. I was invited there by the fair itself to do my talk “Conservation with a Camera” The talk covered how I use my camera too help wildlife here in the UK and around the world. My talk went down really well I thought with lots of interest and questions from the audience afterwards.