Monday, 27 March 2017

Champions of The Flyway Day 4 - The SpokesFolks Stand Tall and Proud

Morning! xx


Day 4 of The SpokesFolks at the Champions of The Flyway event in Eilat, Israel.

Erin Taylor                 George Gay              Samuel Perfect

So very proud of the team todayafter a wonderful day yesterday! A perfect day!
The birding was as fabulous as ever with lifers for us all, yet t was the way the North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory purported themselves in the evening at an al fresco that really stood out.

Having to introduce ourselves in front of all of the other teams taking part, the NRBO trio were fantastic. Taking the microphone, each in turn gave their name and purpose for taking part. To do so in such elevated birding company, to do so with eloquence and humour, even if we may have been a bit worried that Samuel wasn't going to stop, was inspiring.
Proud of them, you bet!
A sign of how they are inspiring others with their superb birding and cycling efforts could be seen by the reception they had on rising to take the stage, especially from the British contingent. For the support of British birding luminaries attending the COTF, we can only say a sincere thank you.

Proud of them, you bet!

A sign of how they are inspiring others with their superb birding and cycling efforts could be seen by the reception they had on rising to take the stage, especially from the British contingent. For the support of British birding luminaries attending the COTF, we can only say a sincere thank you.

Speaking of thanks, I want to say a massive thank you to our team sponsor, Viking Optical. Many of the nineteen teams taking part are sponsored by Optics companies, ours is Viking. A privilege to use their binoculars and wear baseball caps with their distinctive logo upon them. Superb, Thank you so much.

OK, race day is just a day away. Today we are off to the Eilat Cemetery and pumping station to hopefully find a few species we haven't seen yet. 

In the afternoon all teams have to get together at the event HQ, the Amamim Hotel, to share all birding gen and then it is early to bed early to rise tomorrow. Twenety four hours of cycling bird racing. Piece of cake!

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