Thursday, 18 August 2011

It's BirdFair Time again!

I am busy getting ready to set off for Rutland Water this afternoon for my annual pilgrimage to the British Birdwatching Fair.

Marquee 3 at the BirdFair

For me it is and always has been THE event of the year.  First and foremost the BirdFair raises tremendous amounts of money for nature conseervation across the World.  Nowadays at least £250k per annum is raised and you can imagine how far this can go in some parts of the Globe.  The various projects are administered and led by BirdLife International.  This year it is the Great Flyways of the World that will benefit.

Good friends Marek & Hania from Poland

The BirdFair is also a great way to meet up with old friends and make lots of new ones.  It is a wonderful opportunity to discover what is happening in the Bird World too.  What are the latest optics?  What new books are available?  What new technology gadgets are now out?  Where can I go for an exotic birding holiday?


You can also visit the large and magnificent Rutland Water Nature Reserve and see some birds including an Osprey.

Bill Oddie

Most birding media stars are there too. Here you can rub shoulders with familiar faces and attend loads of lectures and special events.  There is an excellent bar and refreshments.

Wildlife Trusts Stand - Marine Life

If you have not been yet then why not come along from Friday to Sunday?  You will not regret it.

See you there!

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