A per­sonal look at lo­cal year-list­ing by a com­pul­sive year-lis­ter

Bird Watching (UK) - - Challenge - WORDS: MIKE WEE­DON

EGULAR READ­ERS WILL know that I’m not a na­tive of Peter­bor­ough, but I moved here in or­der to work on Bri­tain’s most pop­u­lar monthly bird mag­a­zine. When I got here I found a ready-made com­mu­nity of bird­watch­ers, with their own bird club and their own re­cently es­tab­lished record­ing re­gion: the Peter­bor­ough Bird Club (PBC) area. I also found some of the keen­est, most ded­i­cated patch-watch­ers I had ever en­coun­tered, in­clud­ing one or two who would bird be­fore work, at lunch time and on the way home from work (as well as out of the of­fice win­dow when they could).

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