I know that one or two of you actually read my wildlife blog (was a bit of a shock that!!) but I thought that two stories would be of broader interest.
The first is a link to the disaster off the Devon coast with the grounding of the MS Napoli. Far from being a modern Whisky Galore it is an environmental nightmare with the local RSPCA wildlife centre inundated with sea birds.
The other is the comparative good news from Iraq on the health of Iraq's birds.