Birdfair was celebrating its 25th year this year, this was to be our first visit, and what a great weekend it was. I have wanted to get down to Rutland for many years but never managed it, so this year we travelled down for the Saturday and Sunday. It really is a massive event and even after two days there was lots that we didnt get to see.
Sharon was in her element in the Art Marquee, and has come back all inspired after seeing Darren Woodhead, he is the artist who appeared on Springwatch, and who was selling watercolours unmounted and unframed for up to £1000, we bought a postcard!! I really enjoyed looking at the many Wildlife photographers selling their wares and have come back with lots of different ideas.
Highlights of the weekend, listening to and meeting the inspirational Simon King, Sharon insisted on going to listen to Nick Baker, mind I guess she wasn't listening too much just looking, cant think why, think Bill Oddie is far better looking!!
It was great to see the enigmatic Jonny Kingdom, and again meeting him, and listening to the man who has done more for the revival of the Osprey, Roy Dennis.
But by far the highlight of the weekend, bumping into the 'Wildes' and the amazing Findlay Wilde !!
one for Sharon..... cant see what she sees in him !!
A little Treecreeper, freshly ringing and ready for release, after a ringing demo by the BTO
Mr Osprey.... Roy Dennis...an inspiration