Dr Mark Avery, our straight-talking RSPB blogger has stood down from his position as Conservation Director after 13 years to go freelance. Mark, a scientist by training and a naturalist by nature has been visiting Duncan at Bottom Farm for a few years now, bouncing ideas and helping with advice on making life a little better for our feathered friends. If you have enjoyed following Mark’s blogs as we have done, you can read about his latest visit to Bottom Farm on his new blog, it is well worth a visit for views of birds, farming and more.