I have been birding in the UK since the early 1980’s. My early years were spent birding widely throughout the UK but in recent years I have developed a real passion for patch and county birding and the buzz that comes from finding your own birds. My local patch is Stanford Reservoir which sits on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire and when I am not there or working I am normally birding in Leicestershire and Rutland (and trying to master the art of phone-scoping birds along the way)! I am also a current member of the county records committee.
I visited Israel in 2017 as part of the Eilat Bird Festival and have been keen to get back ever since.
When the opportunity came up to be part of ‘Birdfair Birders’ in the 2020 Champions of the Flyway I jumped at the chance to be a team member alongside Penny, Tim and Chris. What a fantastic opportunity to raise funds to help save the globally endangered Steppe Eagles in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.