We Are Both Talking Birds At The British Bird Fair Please Come Along

We are both giving talks at this year’s British Bird Fair at Rutland Water and would love you to come along. The two talks will be very different but hopefully both entertaining and there is a rumour of cake at one!

Harrier at CLA no debate

Alan is used to being put on the spot, here a question about Hen Harriers!

On Saturday 17th August Alan gives his talk entitled “Ask The Speaker” – a new idea for Bird Fair where the audience get to ask all those questions there just is not time for usually. A bit like BBC Question Time but for birdwatchers. There will be plenty of bird and birding images to enjoy too so don’t worry you don’t have to look at Alan for twenty minutes. Hopefully the audience, it could be you, will come up with some lively questions that will make for interesting answers and stimulate others to ask similar questions. It is hoped it will be pretty light hearted but of course there are some thorny issues out there such as illegal killing of “protected” Hen Harriers, climate change, the role of the RSPB and hopefully many more we have not thought of! Alan has been around the birding scene for longer than he cares to remember so their might be a few skeletons in the cupboard that need dusting off, British Birds Rarity Committee any one? History of twitching might get a mention? Bird books Alan once looked at pictures in? There are so many things to ask questions about! The talk takes place in Hobby lecture marquee at 5pm on Saturday 17th August and it would be wonderful to see you, and hear your question, there.

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Everyone loves cakes, but some more than others - Tu Hwnt i'r Bont Tearoom.

On Sunday 18th August Ruth is giving her a talk on “Birds, Boots and Butties” where to see great birds, have a walk and enjoy great cake in North Wales. Ruth will share some of her favourite bird walks and where to find delicious cakes. Lots of images of amazing birds and scenery that can be found in North Wales will be shown during this quick moving presentation. Ruth is also planning on having cake for those attend the talk so get there early to avoid disappointment. The talk takes place in Hobby lecture marquee at 1pm on Sunday 18th August be lovely to see you there.

We are both taking part in the quiz “Would I Fly to You” a humours, hopefully, take off of the TV “Would I Lie to You” quiz show. Two teams will battle it out to be the best liars on bird related topics should be a lot of fun. Would I Fly To You takes place on Friday 16th August at 5pm in the Main Events Marquee. Hope to see lots of lovely folks there.

Lapland Bunting March 2015 2

September is the time for migration and exciting birds perhaps a Lapland Bunting.

If you are looking for a short break this Autumn our North Wales tour might be of interest. We have a great selection of birds and habitats all within a few miles of our home here in Llandudno. Come and join us in September for our five day “Best of North Wales Tour” where we visit a wide range of habitats enjoying over 120 species of birds at a pace that gives us plenty of time to really enjoy the birds. The tour is based at a lovely country hotel with lots of birds around the hotel, great food throughout too! For all the details or to book your place please email us.

Please email us here to arrange your very own Birdwatching Trip…..


We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds and great fun with you soon!

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