Tuesday, 20 January 2009

President Obama and House Sparrows

A chirpy male House Sparrow (actually photographed in Los Angeles!)
As like most of the planet, I watched President Obama's inauguration and came away from it feeling enthused, positive and hopeful for the future. For me, he reinforced the notion that if you have a vision, work hard and believe, then anything is possible. I hope that he will be good for the world, Lord knows he's got a tough job ahead of him. 

Aside from the war on terror issues, my main hope is that he makes move to vastly improve America's environmental record. The world needs to wake up to the fact that we are steadily killing the planet and ourselves. We have to turn things around.

My day was filled with soya hot chocolate, backyard football and a bit of work. Got a call from BBC Radio 4 this afternoon. They want to interview me for a programme that they are producing on the demise of the House Sparrow. So I will be recording that in early February either in Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens or somewhere in the depths of east London within the sound of the Bow Bells.

I also learnt from The One Show that I will be in Gateshead, near Newcastle in March for a few days to shoot a piece on the Red Kite reintroduction scheme that's going on up there. That will be great fun!

Meanwhile, I am sitting here listening to Snoop Doggy Dogg, contemplating getting up early in the morning and dragging myself to The Scrubs.......


Wild Freckle said...

Hi - like you, watched Obama with enthusiasm and hope - boy do we need some right now. Also agree - hope he brings the environment right up his "to do" list - we have a wonderful planet we must take care of it. Funny, you mentioning the house sparrow -I was only watching one yesterday checking out his old nesting site and wondered if they will return this year - look forward to your red kite item - a whole group of us from the Island are planning a visit to the Red kite centre at Doune in mid February. Keep up the good work!

Rare Visitor said...

So your coming to Toon, remember to check out Bird North East for the lastest sightings before you come.