The former first class cricketer is a passionate game shot and fisherman. Here he shares what he enjoys most about shooting and fishing, what changes he'd make at the RSPB and why the You Forgot the Birds campaign still has much work to do

Dunlin

If you ran the RSPB what changes would you make to the organisation?

We haven’t got long enough for that! I’d like to see some young blood within the organisation and maybe it would be a good idea to bring in someone from the outside with a different outlook rather than continuing to recruit from the inside.

I think they also need to be more honest. We had the story not long ago about a peregrine falcon being shot in Scotland and later being spotted alive. The RSPB made headlines and milked it when the bird disappeared but when it reappeared they swept it under the carpet. It shouldn’t work that way.

  1. 1. How and when did you get into shooting?
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  3. 3. What dog do you have?
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  5. 5. If you ran the RSPB what changes would you make to the organisation?
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  7. 7. What is your favourite game to eat and how do you like it cooked?
  8. 8. You enjoy fishing too; tell us a bit about what you have done.
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