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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

British Bird Fair 2010

18th - 22th August 2010

Spent nearly a week at Rutland Water for the annual British Bird Festival which attracted around 20 thousands visitors during the 3 days events. Met with few Birdforum and Oriental Bird Club members plus got few new birds for my world list too :)

I'm grateful to Noredah from Sabah Tourism Board for the trip. Hope to work with Sabah Tourism again in the future promoting birdwatching activities in Sabah, Borneo.

  • Cormorant
  • Little Egret
  • Grey Heron
  • Greylag Goose
  • Canada Goose
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Mallard
  • Shoveler
  • Tufted Duck
  • Red Kite
  • Moorhen
  • Coot
  • Lapwing
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Rock Dove
  • Stock Dove
  • Collared Dove
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Barn Swallow
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • Great Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Magpie
  • Crow
  • Starling
  • House Sparrow
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Goldfinch
  • Greenfinch
  • Chaffinch
Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s

Stayed at Hampton By Hilton hotel, Corby about 20 minutes drive to the fair

Hay field

One of the nice scenery at Rutland

The booth won as the Best Stand Awards 2010 under Tourism category !

The winning booth at Marquee 5, Stand No. 26 :)

Visitors waiting at the entrance at Day 1

Together with Oriental Bird Club committee

Busy day throughout the fair

Terry from SRB-Griturn company specialized in camera accessories and digiscoping adapters

From left to right, Yohei Ohishi (Assistant Manager for International Sales & Marketing Department), Masaaki Ojima (President of Nikon Vision Co. Japan), Naoto Yoshida (Manager Nikon Sport Optics Europe) & Oshamu Ishizuka (K&L Advertising, The Netherland)

Nikon UK showcasing the latest equipments for birding and bird photography

Marquee selling books and bird feeders

Catering area

House Sparrow

Blue Tit


Wood Pigeon



Murphy said...

Welcome back. hope you will bring some new ideas for the Borneo Bird Festival.

Richard King said...

I'm hoping to go next year. Can't wait!!!!!

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely photos of your weekend at Rutland and great to see your bird list grew as the weekend went on.

eunice said...

it's amazing that u can label all the names of the birds! The exhibition must be a really good one.