Bryan Bland's

Old Birders Field Guide

 

 

 

 

These drawings by Bryan Bland were virtually all made

 

 

on the Isles of Scilly or in Norfolk in the 1970s and early

 

 

1980s. They feature birders well known at the time, many

 

 

of whom are still going. Can you recognise them?

 

 

 

 

We remember most of them (some of them look exactly

 

 

the same today!), but over the years we have forgotten

 

 

a few of the names. If you can add to, improve or correct any

 

 

of the captions (which can be seen if you scroll right to the

 

 

bottom and click), please email Steve Gantlett:

 

 

stevegantlett@btinternet.com   

 

 

 

 

The original drawings are available from Bryan

 

 

see details on the link at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

Bryan's original intention was to compile a field guide

 

 

to all the birders active at the time, but, as birding really took off

 

 

in the 1980s, he was not able to keep up! He is still going strong

 

 

and now lives in Dorset. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Bryan at Abraham's Bosom, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk, November 1987

 
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THE CAPTIONS

 

 

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