All posts by Dan Gordon

About Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon is Keeper of Biology for TWAM. When not writing blog posts he enjoys birdwatching and brushing up on his insect identification skills.

The mystery of Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo

It’s great to do some hands on research from time to time. There’s a bird skin in the collection that I’ve been looking at recently. This is a specimen of a bird called Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo. Holding it up to… Read more

A look at the dodo

The collections held in the Great North Museum Resource Centre contain an intruiging little cardboard box labelled ‘Dodo bones’. I’ve recently had a request from a researcher to look at these bones and it’s given me a rare oportunity to… Read more