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Gender MALE
Industry Environment
Occupation Retired
Location Cholsey, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I have always had an interest in wildlife and have been birding now for quite a few years. I moved from Chelsea (London) to Cholsey (then Berkshire now Oxfordshire) when I was 9 years old. My main influence was my old Cholsey school headmaster WD (Bill) Campbell. As well as being head of Cholsey School he was a well known ornithologist nationally. He fostered my interest in wildlife and my inquisitive nature. I have travelled fairly widely on a global scale (ex Royal Navy) and in the 80’s I got into twitching and travelled a lot of the UK in search of rare birds. I have been birding the Cholsey area since the early 1970’s and since moving back to Cholsey from Wallingford (interestingly enough, to my old school site) I have focused more on local birding and wildlife especially in Cholsey and Oxfordshire. As well as Birds I have an interest in all other aspects of Natural History and the Environment.
Interests Passionate about Wildlife, Animals, Nature, Conservation, Environment, Oceans, Birder, Photographer, ex Royal Navy, Travelled, Inquisitive, Retired, Wannabe Bassist, Led Zep!
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, ...... Fantasy stuff etc
Favorite Music Classic Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Cream etc.
Favorite Books Any wildlife book, Dragonbone Chair Trilogy