This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

My Note to Mya-Rose AKA BirdgirlUK

Hello. Please hear me out. 

The tweets shown on BBC were not directed at or meant for you. Yes, I am anti religion, but I don't hate the people. I am truly sorry if you have felt threatened by my comments as this was never my intention. The South East Asian tweet was not well worded, I admit, and was said in anger as I was upset at seeing the wildlife crime in that region, especially China. On the Islam theme, as with all religion, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I don't hate you, or hate what you are doing. Being interested in birds and wildlife and getting other young people interested is a good thing, why would I detract you from that? I am married to a woman of Indian descent, so don't think I am racist. I have 2 girls of my own, so, I'm not in the business of bullying 15 year old girls. If you have felt bullied in my name, I certainly haven't done so. Sorry if you have felt that way though. I'm angry at the BBC for not being impartial and using comments out of context, but I want you to know that I am not angry with you. Keep getting young people enthused about nature, that is a great thing. But, avoid the term ethnic minority, enthuse all young people, as it doesn't matter whether they're green, blue or purple, they're all people.

One final note. I do hate, and don't hide the fact, that how Humans have treated other species and their environment with contempt is repugnant to me.

Take care and wish you all the best.