2015 British Birdfair

Chris Packham meeting the team at Birdfair 2015 (Left to right - Ann, Chris Packham, Phil, Toby, Zoe)

2015 British Birdfair

 

The British Birdwatching Fair (Birdfair 2015) at Rutland Water has always been one of the highlights in the Birding For All calendar and this year was no exception, not only is it a great place to sign up new members and raise much needed funds (see above) it is also a great place to meet friends old and new.

New Patron

As always at events like this, the celebrities of the birding, and environmental, world were out in force, virtually all stopping by for a photo op. (you’ll see them dotted about the newsletter), and this year we managed to sign up another great patron. The wonderful presenter of Springwatch Martin Hughes-Games.

Martin Huges-Games Our latest patron at Birdfair 2015

Martin Huges-Games Our latest patron

New Stars

This year regulars will have noted a couple of new members of staff on the BFA stand, Ann Davies our membership secretary (more from Ann later) and young Toby Beolens, the third generation of Beolens now volunteering for the charity, who joined his dad (Ashley) and grandad (Bo) working hard, spreading word of the charity to passers by, and gaining a reputation of being an absolute star. He also managed to come away with more freebies than anyone I’ve met and pretty much out did us all!

Ann signing up new Members

Ann signing up new Members

Toby meeting Henry Hen Harrier

Toby meeting Henry Hen Harrier

Birdfair 2015 Raffle Results

This years big winners at the British Birdfair 2015 were as follows:

  • Mr Mawson (Swarovski Bins)
  • Sam Collins (Opticron Scope)
  • Mr/s Auciello (Behind the scenes tour of Elmley)
  • Mr S.Bartlett (Commissioned Painting)
  • Mr Moore (Signed Books)
  • Mrs J Anderson (Bill Oddie Sketches)

Congratulations to all our winners. And remember to purchase your ticket this year for your chance to win a pair of Swarovski CL Companion 8 x 30 Binoculars

Drawing the Raffle

Drawing the Raffle

 

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