Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back from the Bird Fair

Well I am back from the UK! My visit to the 2010 British Birdwatching Fair was a great success. It was very good to meet everyone, old friends and new. Plenty of business done and plenty of laughs, too. More later...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

British Birdwatching Fair 2010

Another year has flown by. Yes, the annual British Birdwatching Fair is almost upon us. The venue, as ever, is Rutland Water, England. Dates are 20-22 August, 2010, next Friday to Sunday. I will be there all 3 days "doing the rounds" some call it "networking". If you wish to meet, ask for me at the stands of travel companies such as Wildwings, Heatherlea or Birdfinders, or at publishers and booksellers such as WildSounds and Bradt. See you there!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Natural History Tour

Back from my latest tour in Hungary! We had all kinds of weather, again, as has been the norm this year. But we did well seeing many specialities, birds like Saker, Red-footed Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Black Woodpecker and 30 Great Bustards, butterflies galore when the sun came out, a range of dragonflies and mammals such as Suslik and even a Polecat that ran across the road as we approached Budapest Airport. We neglected nothing, as you can see in this photo of Roman Snails which were just about everywhere.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Off Again!

They say there is no rest for the wicked! That is right, so I am off again, but not far this time, just around the plains and hills of eastern Hungary with a group of folks from the UK. It is an all-round natural history tour so we will be looking for birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, plants... you name it. Should see the likes of Swallowtail Papilio machaon ... here is one I got a snap of last month.