Great British Birds

An illustrated talk about our countries much loved birds at Bridgemary Library

Arctic terns circumnavigate the globe to breed on our glorious land; did you know 68% of the worlds Gannet population choose to breed on our shores?

Stories about these, the winners and losers of climate change, record breakers and just those special birds we all love, are included in this talk packed with great images of many of our personal favourites.

About the Speaker Ashley Grove

From a very young age, Ashley’s passion for nature and the great outdoors was obvious. Initially taking inspiration from his parents, he was soon pointing out new species of birds to them in their Warwickshire garden.
Life does however have it’s restrictions, the need for a “proper” job being one of those, so Birds and Photography were relegated to hobbies for some time. However along side the day jobs, Ashley has volunteered for the RSPB for many years and was asked by his local group in 2006 to give a talk, being already established as a very capable wildlife photographer.
This was to be the beginning of a big change and now as a recommended speaker for the RSPB, BTO & Royal Horticultural Society, Ashley gives around 50 talks a year. Subject matter for the talks is taken from his travels, which began in The Gambia and so became the obvious destination for his first guided tour.

‘Experience Nature’ have now run 15 holidays to The Gambia, many breaks to the Spanish Pyrenees, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, Sweden and various British destinations, with more places in the pipeline at home and abroad.