Eleanor and I first met 30 years ago whilst indulging in our passion for birds at Pitsford Reservoir in Northamptonshire.
I am a retired police officer who has maintained an avid interest in wild birds and other wildlife all my life. I am familiar with most of the well-known birdwatching sites in the county of Northamptonshire and with Eleanor have travelled extensively throughout the UK. The wonder of migration and the challenge of bird identification stimulates much of my interest. I am licensed to catch and ring wild birds and am a voluntary warden at Pitsford Reservoir. Here my regular tasks include the maintenance of wild bird feeding stations and committing to survey work such as Wetland Birds (WeBS) and Common Bird Census (CBC).
Eleanor is a retired nurse who has similarly studied birds and wildlife all her life. She is an experienced field worker and regularly covers local patches such as Harrington Airfield, the Brampton Valley and Pitsford Reservoir. Eleanor is often to be found in company with her pet Border Collies and sees many of her birds whilst exercising the dogs. Eleanor is also licensed to catch and ring wild birds and commits to census work as a voluntary warden at Pitsford Reservoir.
We have been fortunate to have also travelled worldwide with our birding friends in pursuit of wild birds and other wildlife.