Saturday, 29 August 2015

Birdfair 2015 Aug 21 - 23

First and foremost, a massive thanks to Tim Appleton, Carole, Tina, Joe and all the other organisers and volunteers who made this Birdfair yet another raging success.
TUB tucking into his first of many cakes!
 I fully expected to be banned from this year's proceedings after the (healthy) drama that I created last year with the launch of the Vote National Bird Campaign. It involved a semi-clad woman and people (and kids) walking around the site with sandwich boards - all elements that proved a bit too much for management!
 TUB stand
We had around 1,000 people pass through our stand in Marquee 8 which was actually a drop in numbers since 2013, our first year as an exhibitor when we achieved nearly 1,500 enquires. Last year doesn't count because the Vote National Bird Campaign caught the public's attention resulting in upwards of 4,000 people popping in to see us.
 The New Goodies Iolo Williams, TUB & Bill Oddie
 Birthday Boys: Iolo Williams & TUB
 Love that shirt!
 TUB and the delectable Louise Moss
 Nick Baker & TUB
 Lonely Birder's Marc Galvez & TUB
 The New Goodies again on the Leica stand
 The Birthday Boys again
 YMCA Birders - TUB & Duncan McDonald from Wildsounds
TUB & The Bird Mobile
The Bird Mobile made it's first major appearance outside of London since the conclusion of the Vote National Bird Campaign. It proved a great hit: both with the public and with my wallet!

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