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For the first time in 30 years, thousands of starlings have taken to a sunset dance over Carry Akroyd's Northamptonshire home – and she is utterly delighted
90 years ago today, the last people left the island of St Kilda. Now it's ruled by puffins, writes John McEwen
Illustrated by Carry Akroyd
At the Oldie's November lunch, Simon Heffer spoke about the First World War's home front, Carry Akroyd and John McEwen talked about the process of painting birds and Simon Jenkins examined the history of our obstinate capital
John McEwen and Carry Akroyd talk about the bird-infested history of the Douglas Home family, the sex life of the Great Bustard and how best to portray birds in art at the Oldie's November lunch.
John McEwen and Carry Akroyd adore our feathered friends – now they’re publishing a collection of their Bird of the Month columns
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