MWT Bird Group
Illustrated Talk titled COAST
Happy New Year to Members and Non-Members – All Welcome
7.30pm, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Methodist Church Hall, Broad Street, Welshpool
Brayton Holt is a teacher, speaker, the co-author of ‘The Birds of Montgomeryshire’ and for many years was the county representative of the British Trust for Ornithology and the official county recorder of birds. He has been in and led groups to many parts of the world in his quest to see and learn more about birds - Australia, New Zealand, Gambia, India, Falklands, Antarctic, Spitzbergen, Japan, South America, many parts of Europe and of course all over Britain. His wealth of knowledge of birds and conservation is fascinating and an inspiration to all.
My talk" Coast" is, of course, based on, or at least named after the TV series. My journey began in 1941, the day I was evacuated from a bomb stricken Merseyside to the village of Towyn in North Wales. While my Grandmother organised the Housing Officer, my Grandad found a blackbird’s nest and showed me how to blow an egg. With the sea only a couple of hundred yards away, "seagulls" introduced me to the seaside birds. In the seventy or so years since, much of British Coast has been explored and this is my photographic record.