Monday, 24 August 2009

Bird Fair 2009

Sorry there's been no news recently. Since returning from our last travels we've been in the UK, refugees from the heat of Tavira, busy working at the computer with no time at all for birding. One of our projects has been giving a facelift to the Avian Adventures website which now has details of all of our planned tours for 2010.

This last weekend the world of birdwatching descended on Rutland Water for the 21st British Birdwatching Fair and as usual we were there on the Avian Adventures stand.

It's one of our favourite events of the year when we get to meet lots of old friends, make new ones, swap stories, buy books and have a bit of fun.

The Bird Fair runs from Friday through Sunday but we were there on Thursday to set up the stand and then party!

Sering Bojang getting his feet in a tangle - who said Africans have rhythm?

Banda Kawayan from the Polytechnic University of The Philippines

After that it was three days of mostly standing and talking...

Is Gerry Griffiths really trying to sell Steve Dudley a trip to Lesvos?

Some of the Avian team - Colin's turn in goal!

Bill Thompson III meets Gerry Griffiths I

Colin keeping strictly to his diet!

It's Saturday afternoon so Ray must be putting 49p on Arsenal to win...

Mark Brazil - no longer birding much in Worcestershire!

Marquee 3 - spot the White Tide Man

Weedon's World - Mike telling it like it is!

Christian Olaciregui helping to promote our tour to Colombia

June sharing a joke with some Algarve birders

Resplendent Quetzal and artist Steve Cale

Work in progress on the traditional Bird Fair mural

It was great to meet some of our blog readers at the Bird Fair