“Simon, just to say thank you for a very enjoyable weekend. The weather was not at all helpful, but we think you did really well in adapting our schedule to suit the circumstances. We certainly visited a variety of sites and habitats… Overall we saw lots of birds (and wild boar), enjoyed some terrific views of hawfinch, bullfinch, cetti’s warbler, great grey shrike, grey wagtail, starlings etc. Thanks once again for all your efforts, and we look forward to our next trip together.” W.M. Medway, Mar 15 2018
“Well as you might have noticed last night, you are a very popular speaker! It was a wonderful presentation, marvellous photography and the added birdsong really put the finishing touches. On behalf of myself and the committee and of course the audience, thank you so much for a brilliant evening.” Sevenoaks KWT Group, Jan 25 2018
“A note to say thank you very much for a great field trip today. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and am delighted to have seen birds and waders I would not have seen had it not been your amazing skills in bird spotting and recognition of their calls.” R Temple, Dec 21 2017
“Thanks so much for your excellent presentation last night. It went down really well with our members. We have never had a speaker before who used sound quite like you did and this made for a very enjoyable evening. Very impressed with your passion and your wide ranging knowledge of flaura and fauna.” J Fisher, Dec 14 2017
“I hugely enjoyed it (Wild Norfolk Broads) and will look forward to taking part in more of your trips. You are extremely knowledgeable, personable and efficient – it’s a winning combination” M Anketell, Dec 11 2017
“Very enjoyable weekend with many of the sites new to us, where we saw some wonderful wildlife spectacles” Mr & Mrs Mann, Dec 10 2017
“Thank you for a fantastic weekend on the Norfolk Broads. I recorded 95 species, but it wasn’t about the birds this time” A McGregor, Dec 6 2017
“You are so knowledgable about nature. I meet very few people who can answer every question they are asked! The other great asset you have is approachability. I feel I can ask you any question, no matter how basic it is.” Mrs Laughton, Nov 20 2017
“Thanks for a good day out Simon, despite the weather. Always great to be out with such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.” Mr Songhurst, Nov 18 2017
“Thanks for a smashing 4 days in Norfolk. Our total for the trip was 106 species including 2 heard.” Mr & Mrs Mann, Nov 6 2017
“Just a quick note to thank you again for making the Norfolk trip such a success – I learnt a lot, as always! Looking forward to joining you on another one in the not too distant future.” Mr Rea, Nov 6 2017
“Many thanks again for a wonderful trip.” Mr Dennis, Nov 5 2017
“I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed my day trips and holidays with you this year and looking forward to hopefully doing more next year.” Mrs C, Oct 18 2017
“Great talk last night everybody enjoyed the content and presentation very much! I certainly learnt some interesting new information about trees fungi birds etc. Will book you for next year!” Ansty Garden Club, Sep 28 2017
Hurray! Welcome back. We missed you.
Thanks Simon! I’ve been wanting to set up a new blog for a long while now, and the opportunity is right at the moment!