Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

Birds

#SteveReviews: Dancing with the Birds

Netflix has taken a plunge into wildlife film making in recent times. Last year we had the moving Our Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough but 2019 also gave us Dancing with the Birds (which is also produced by the…

#StevesLibrary: Cuckoo – Cheating by Nature

One of the last books I read was Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature written by the talented Nick Davies from the University of Cambridge. I’m not one to often read books about birds (I like to keep things nice and broad…

Visiting the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Whilst visiting Dunedin for the World Congress of Herpetology, I was lucky enough to have visited the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. As you can probably guess by the name, it ecological wildlife reserve that has been developed by the Otago Natural History…

#StevesLibrary: The Feather Thief

First of all I must congratulate Kirk Wallace Johnson for writing such a thrilling true-crime narrative, that in truth is stranger than fiction. I’ve been aware of the Tring heist executed by Edwin Rist in 2009 for some while, thanks…