What the heck am I doing here?!

Do you ever have those moments when your brain takes an involuntary step back from what you’re doing and goes “What the heck am I doing here?!”?

Wading through a weedy pumpkin field somewhere in Central Morocco, stirring up clouds of Crimson-speckled Flunkey moths and hoping with each step that our feet would dislodge an Andalusian Hemipode, we were having such a moment! (More on this later, stay tuned…)

Hard to imagine at this point that less than a week ago we were leaving Birdfair with stonking hangovers!

We were very humbled by the warm reception we got at Birdfair to our ideas, our fresh approach to ‘chilled-out’ birding tours, and our company ethos of friendliness and inclusivity. 

We had lots of useful chats with friends old and new – keep an eye on our website for some exciting new collaborations on the way…

High points for us included meeting Henry the Hen Harrier, accidentally stealing some chips, sharing an Osprey moment with Simon King and a ma-HOOS-ive group hug with Mark Avery.

Did you spot us? Drop us a tweet if you did! Hopefully it wasn’t while we were throwing shapes at the nightclub with the Next Generation Birders…

Next year we plan to be back with a stand – ideas still being booted around for that but whatever it is it won’t be dull… And hopefully if you visit you won’t end up thinking “What the heck am I doing here?!”

Published by Simon Tonkin

'Here at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing the powerful event of bird migration has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration and #FlywayBirding. It’s no accident that we have chosen our base to be here in the Straits of Gibraltar. Our location between Gibraltar and Tarifa puts us right at the epicentre of birding in the Straits and, from a migrating raptor’s point of view, we must surely also be at the centre of the world! We love not only to marvel at the birds passing but also to follow them on their migratory journey, and explore the whole range of fascinating and varied terrains they traverse each year. More than that though, we love to share our adventures with you!'

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