Last Sunday I, along with a group of other bloggers and friends, had the pleasure of being invited to a surprise get together to celebrate the 11th. birthday of a remarkable young man by the name of Findlay Wilde. Findlay's knowledge and passion for anything to do with birds and birding is astounding, and a credit, for someone of so few years. I'm sure we're going to hear the name Findlay Wilde more and more as he goes on to achieve great things in the birding world.
Whilst there Findlay took us all on a guided walk around his local patch, including a stretch along the banks of the River Weaver, where we were treated to good, and prolonged, views of a beautiful Kingfisher ( thanks for arranging that for us Findlay!!) of which many photographs were taken, and prompting Findlay to later come up with the idea that we should all do a post of our best shots.
So here goes!... my best(!!) shots for the inaugural ....Findlay Wilde Birthday Celebration Photographic Competition.
Now, people photography is not my thing so (much to my regret) I didn't take any pictures to record the day, however, a few of the others did and if you haven't seen them already you can view their excellent accounts of the day here.... Findlay, Keith and Andrew
It was great to meet up with fellow, like minded, bloggers and friends of Findlay and his family and a big thank you goes out to Findlay's mum and dad Heather and Nigel (great stew!), and Harley, Findlay's younger brother, who gave us a stunning recital on his electric guitar, (a mega pop star in the making?) for inviting us into their home and for putting up with us all for the day!
It was a truly wonderful and enjoyable day and I hope to meet up with you all again soon.