Ian Foster

Ian Foster

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Ian Foster
Location
United Kingdom
Cleveland
Additional Information
Started "birdwatching" in 1984 and spent a couple of years going round the local parks not seeing a great deal.
Started to take birds a bit more serious in 86' and saw my first ever rare bird, a Greenish Warbler in Locke Park. For the next few years did a lot of local birding and had a few weekends away and saw a few "Northern" rarities.
From about 1990 took a lot more interest in rare birds and spent a week on Scilly, went to Fair Isle in 93' and around this time started to keep a Cleveland County list but still didn't do a lot of Twitching (much regretted now).
In May 1994 got myself a Car and a Pager and started to Twitch everthing i could aford the time and money to go for! Have missed loads over the years...
Over the years i've found or being Co-finder of a few Rarities inc Bufflehead, Great Spotted cuckoo, Siberian Stonechat, Pechora Pipit, Bridled Tern and Gull-billed Tern aswell as various Scarce stuff.
My aim is to reach 500 spiecies (BOU) for Britain and to then stop worrying about missing something and start to visit a few places i've yet to go to (North Ron etc) in the hope to find a few more Rarities...