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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.
The woodcock. It’s solitary, nocturnal and a feather in your cap if you bag one, says John McEwen. Illustrated by Carry Akroyd
'The corncrake’s Latin name, Crex crex, echoes the rasping and insistent call of the males by day'
Illustrated by Carry Akroyd
John McEwen and Carry Akroyd adore our feathered friends – now they’re publishing a collection of their Bird of the Month columns
Harry Mount introduces A Sparrow's Life As Sweet as Ours: In Praise of Birds and Seasons by Carry Akroyd and John McEwen, published on 8th August
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