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  1. A thumb and forefinger usually does the job.
  2. Sounds like a good night out in Birdwell:-)
  3. I know of a butcher who used to get his oak sawdust from a joiners shop at Malin Bridge. Oak is harmful to animals, so the joiner makes sure it is separate from the other wood chippings, which goes for animal bedding.
  4. Is there any news on the dead peregrine?
  5. Another picture on twitter taken from a different angle shows that indeed it's a pigeon:-)
  6. Looks like the intruder has killed the resident female. There's a picture on the peregrine Twitter site
  7. I gather that the eggs were left unbrooded for about 75mins. Hopefully they will hatch.
  8. Which church was this, please?
  9. I was going to his barber's up to 2010 or thereabouts. I think he sold the shop or gave up the lease at this time. I know he lived at Beighton, maybe you should post on the Beighton Facebook page.
  10. I very much doubt that anything would be done if the gamekeepers had broken the law, even with the police present. Landowners have the police and the judiciary in their pockets. A few years ago, Barlow hunt hounds ripped an alpaca to pieces. The thread on SF was mysteriously stopped and if you search the Sheffield Star, you'll find no mention of it.
  11. Birdwatchers confronted by masked men 22 February, 201925 February, 2019 On Tuesday evening two birdwatchers were confronted by masked men on Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Wyming Brook nature reserve. George Taylor and his girlfriend, both keen volunteers and supporters of the Trust, were returning from one of their regular walks through the reserve leading up to open access land at Ash Cabin flat, when they were met by men in balaclavas and camouflage gear who were blocking the car park exit and preventing them from leaving. Liz Ballard, Chief Executive of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, said: The Trust understands the masked men were gamekeepers from the nearby Moscar Estate working with the police, who arrived to question and search George and his girlfriend. The police officer referred to some video footage and told them they were both suspected of snare tampering. In the end there was no such footage, or evidence of any kind, not even a damaged snare. Liz Ballard with George Taylor at Wyming Brook nature reserve As a result George has complained to South Yorkshire Police. The Trust understands from George that a Sergeant has since apologised on behalf of South Yorkshire Police for how they treated George and his girlfriend, stating that the officers involved were not trained wildlife crime officers and were out of their depth in dealing with something of this nature. From the apology that George has received from the police, it appears that his complaint was fully justified. There are still a number of unanswered questions that George is pursuing. Liz Ballard added: We hope that South Yorkshire Police will be equally proactive in dealing with illegal snare setting. We would welcome the opportunity to work with the police and help bring the perpetrators of wildlife crime to justice as well as raise the public’s awareness of wildlife law. We are seeking the opportunity to discuss this with South Yorkshire Police wildlife crime officers. Liz added: We also want to be clear: Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust does not condone people tampering with, cutting or removing snares. This is against the law and criminal damage. Please don’t do it. If you do suspect an illegal snare has been set, then take a picture, with GPS and a date stamp, possibly even measure the height off the ground and then report it to the police, and share it with the Trust by emailing takeaction@wildsheffield.com. Please visit birdersagainst.org/rrr for more information about the best way to report wildlife crime. There are some good examples of estates where land managers are trying to work with nature, such as the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate, who are improving habitat for golden plover. However, elsewhere, estates are intensively using snares and stink pits, often to the apparent detriment of non-target species. The Trust is firmly against the excessive use of snares and stink pints. We are concerned that snares and traps may be being set for badgers and affecting non-target species such as mountain hare. We believe stink pits should be banned and snares controlled as they are in Scotland. We call on these estates to consider alternative approaches to managing these internationally important moorlands for wildlife in the National Park. For more information about our campaign on this issue visit wildsheffield.com/campaign/our-moors Post navigation OlderTaking action for a Wilder Sheffield & Rotherham NewerGet on your (green) bike! Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust Working towards a better future for wildlife, people and the green spaces we all rely on.
  12. I have the same reaction to Tommy Emmanuel. I saw him a couple of years ago and didn't stay for the encore. He tends to play 20 notes where 1 will do. I found him technically brilliant but lacked heart and soul in his playing.
  13. Can't remember the details. I think they were headlining, hence walking out on them. If they'd have been first up I would have retreated to the bar.
  14. The only band I've walked out on were Van Der Graf Generator. Free form rock/jazz is not my favourite
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