Links to Other Websites

All the links here are to sites that I recommend.

There is a mix of sites about nature, travel, News, Science, Economics, Philosophy, Music and of course photography and art.

Northants Birds

Weekly reports about bird sightings and other specific information about bird spotting in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Birding

Regular blog about bird activity in Northamptonshire, including ringing activity and courses etc.

Skears Photographic

I purchase all of my camera related equipment from Skears of Northampton. The staff are always helpful, knowlegable and efficient.  I prefer to support local independent businesses but their prices are competitive. I can highly recommend them to fellow photographers and users of optics. They also do a great job of regularly cleaning my sensor and other maintenance work.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

Our mission is to protect wildlife and wild places across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire. We manage over 100 nature reserves and are supported by over 33,000 members.

Only a few pounds a month to support them.

RSPB

Information about RSPB reserves and bird spotting in the UK.

The National Trust

works to preserve parts of our environment. If you join you will get free entry to all of their houses, parks and facilities.

British Trust for Ornithology

We harness the skills and passion of birdwatchers to advance our understanding of ornithology and produce impartial science – communicated clearly for the benefit of birds and people.

BTO

Fun, Useful and Interesting Websites

FUTUREME – 

https://www.futureme.org/

Send yourself letters into the future

EARTHSKY –

https://earthsky.org/tonight

as the name suggests facts and info about the sky and other things

CAPX –

https://capx.co/

an alternative to regular newspapers, usually very good reads and info.

WIRED –

 https://www.wired.com/

alternative news and info.

THE CONVERSATION –

 https://theconversation.com/uk

alternative news and comment.

THE GUARDIAN –

https://www.theguardian.com/uk

It is free (most of it anyway)

QUANTAMAGAZINE –

https://www.quantamagazine.org/questioning-truth-reality-and-the-role-of-science-20180524/

Philosophy/Science very interesting stuff.

ORDNANCE SURVEY –

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

if you sign up printable ordnance survey maps of where you are going for your hols or day out walking.

PHOTOGRAPHERS EPHEMERIS –

https://www.photoephemeris.com/

All about the light – TPE helps you plan outdoor photography in natural light.
See how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

You need to play with this to see its power.*

MUSIC

Track of the moment

by Crosby, Stills and Nash

TRUEHOUSE

Stream or download house music mixes. Excellent

BBC SOUNDS

Take your choice Classical, Jazz, Alternative – whatever.
My favourites are
BBC Radio 3 – Words and Music 
BBC Radio 6  – Carys Mathews
BBC Radio 2  – Jamie Cullum
BBC Radio 6  – Giles Peterson

YOUTUBE

Search for your desired music! 

Then of course the myriad of streaming services 

Spotify
I Tunes
Amazon

etc.

Digital Trends

for a list of the best in their opinion.