CHAMPIONS OF THE FLYWAY APRIL
A great trip in the Spring taking part in Champions of the Flyway in Israel as part of the team 'The Inglorious Bustards'.
Bar-tailed Desert Lark
Team members Simon and Niki at a Kibbutz
A slick and very enjoyable event. Great work by Jonathan, Yoav and the team.
BULGARIA SPRING AND SUMMER
Visited Bulgaria and the Balkan Ecology Project twice this year carrying out biodiversity surveys and exploring the local area for wildlife. Did some herping with Dylan and Anton and looking forward to go back to Bulgaria on a Reptile focused trip with friends Neophron.
Dylan and Anton herping
Balkan Golden Ringed Dragonfly
Archie with an Emperor Moth
WILDCATS AND WOLVES IN SPAIN AUGUST
A great mini-trip in August looking for wildcats and wolves in Spain with Jaffa and Wise Birding.
The usual natural history trip, pelagic and autumn vagrant trip.
Attended several great little events through the year with Sue Healey and others.
Hen Harrier Day at Rainham
Birders Against Wildlife Crime
The Natural Eye 2016
London Natural History Society Events
The London Park City Initiative Event
Things 'escalated fast' with long term friend and work partner Holly this year. Had a great year with days out and exploring in the new camper van.
Holly at the Old Vicarage
New wheels- the mobile obs
The mobile obs- records straight into e-bird, i-record and utilising i-spot to help with id.
Been spending more time at Holly this year and well happy with my new local patch- Otmoor RSPB
Biggest surprise of the year was this little fella
Published the second part of New Directions in Birdwatch magazine this year.
A perceived momentous year on the Great Lie Front. Even more reasons to ignore those muppets and keeping building an alternative advanced society.
New Gear this year included a Phoneskope adaptor, 100-400mm Canon lens, a few new books, new owling spotlight and a new tripod head for doing some more video stuff