About Monty’s ‘Reflections’ Blog

ABOUT MONTY’s  ‘REFLECTIONS’  BLOG.

POST entries.  Firstly, thank you for visiting my website and blog.  Posts on my blog site, mainly centre – but not solely, upon concerns for the state of the environment and wildlife conservation, both in the UK and globally.  Wildlife and landscape conservation are subjects that I’ve been involved with throughout most of my working-life.

Posts are mainly about current debates and concerns, but also garnished with my own observations and experiences and associated political stories circulating at the time. Having now been retired since February 2017, subjects posted are now more wide-ranging, for example, shipping.  I do hope you will enjoy and perhaps be informed by at least some of the posts.  If you so wish, please leave a comment on any article that you may have found of interest, feedback is always of interest.

PAGES entries, will be uploaded from time to time, which will feature longer, more in-depth articles on a particular subject.  Select a Page entry by clicking on the chosen title, below the ‘Reflections’ title page banner.

On the right-hand side of the Reflections home page you can: view Recent Posts; Archive of Posts; view the list of 17 Categories –                                                Brexit,  Climate Change,   Conservation,   Cultural,  Energy,   Development,  Farming,  Food,   Globalisation,   Health,   Historical,   Politics,  Pony Grazing,   Re-Cycling and Waste,  Shipping,   Sightings,  Weather.

For more environmental news and articles, visit my Twitter account at   @MontyLarkin

Recent Posts

Birdwatching Update – for Me!

During this month of May, I have visited twice the RSPB’s reserve at Dungeness to bird watch – something I haven’t done per se for many years – my former work and time always requiring me to look at the ‘bigger scene.’ Presumably due to our changing climate, these two outings were something of an update for me personally. Firstly, I saw a pair of Great Egret fly across a marsh, these, I have never seen in this country.

Great Egret

Secondly, while sitting in the sunshine having a sandwich there this week, I twice counted 7 Hobbys in view at the same time, sweeping the skies capturing up insects on a brisk easterly wind.

Hobby with prey

Just before I was about to get out of bed this morning, another new birding experience, that of laying in bed and watching swifts hawking high above the big oak immediately in front of the bedroom window – lazy twitching!

 

 

 

 

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