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Gender Male
Occupation Green Birder
Location Romsley, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Introduction My name is Gary Prescott, THE Biking Birder, a 65 year old retired school teacher with a passion for nature. Over the last 11 years I have been on 5 Biking Birder adventures. This one promises to be my toughest yet. Another Biking Birder adventure approaches, BBVI. The plan is to cycle for the whole of 2022, 1/1 to 31/12, trying to find as many bird species as possible & build a long Green Birding Year List. My aim is become the BIGBY, Big Green Big Year, European Champion and to become this I need to see & identify 305 different bird species. The current BIGBY European Champion is a wonderful Spaniard, Ponc Feliu Latorre. During the BIGBY I am trying also to raise money for two incredible and vital charities. To say thank you to the thousands of children I had the privilege of teaching over the decades, I am raising money for an amazing Childrens' Hospice in my beloved Birmingham, ACORNS CHILDREN'S HOSPICE. To help nature, especially BIRDS, I am fundraising for the fabulous environmental charity, the RSPB, the magnificent Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. PLEASE use the links below to make a donation. THANKS.
Interests My children, Birding, birdwatching, natural history especially if it flies, music, cycling, charity work, books, Aston Villa, Warwickshire Cricket Club, fishing, travel, mountains, the sea, orchids, people, stamps collecting, photography, ECO issues, living GREEN, healthy food, being VEGAN, cinema and films, hate cars and television
Favorite Movies 2001, Ghostbusters (!), A Wonderful Life, Carousel, Eternal Sunshine, Inception, Arrival, Patch Adams, Interstellar, PIXAR and DISNEY movies and short films especially UP.
Favorite Music Rock, Frank Zappa, Yes, The Who, U2, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Jethro Tull Pink Floyd, etc, Classical, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, Brahms, Bach, Stravinsky, Prokofiev.
Favorite Books Thomas Hardy's Mayor of Casterbridge, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - the bits about Levin anyway!, I Claudius and Claudius the God, John Whyndham books, Books by David Attenborough and Sir Peter Scott, Tom Sharpe books, All good birds and natural history books.

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

Pancakes covered in maple syrup drizzled from a rooster's backside! THANKS AUNTIE.