Sean Foote

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Portland, Dorset
Introduction I was brought up in (relatively) bird-less Surrey, but I had the longing for a move to somewhere more dynamic, particularly for migration. In June 2013, my dream became reality, as I transferred my job as a postman to Portland, and after a short period living in a campervan, I moved into a flat in Weston. I’m only working part-time so money is tight, but this means more time birding! My interest in wildlife was sparked when, at the age of 8, I went on a guided walk to look for butterflies, and we saw a Purple Emperor sitting on the path in front of us. It was awe-inspiring. I therefore became interested in butterflies and other insects. However, nine years ago I got into birds, when I noticed my first Redwing, near to my College. I have birded ever since, including occasional twitching! Five years ago I got into plants, then, four years ago I bought a moth trap, concentrating on macros. A couple of years ago I started paying more attention to Fungi. Finally, I attempted micro moths last year when the new book came out. Now, I consider myself an all-round naturalist, with a slight leaning towards birds and moths. Portland is an ideal place to pursue all natural history interests!
Interests Birdwatching, mothing, wildlife (in general), snooker, football, motorsport