Peter, Liz and the Bird Fair Committee,
I would like to thank you for organising a fantastic Bird Fair!
- From the Dyer Island Sea Bird Cruise (which was fabulous, even though we didn’t see many sea birds, it was wonderful to see Dyer Island)
- To Mel Tripp interviewing Vernon Head
- The Strettons/Zeiss prize-giving and auction.
- The bright and early bird ringing at Fernkloof – which I found so interesting.
- The talk by Peter Ryan on Gough Island
- Fynbos Corridors by Bongani Mnisi, he’s doing such amazing work with school children.
- Tim Appleton’s talks about birding in the UK and the British Bird Fair, were so interesting. We enjoyed meeting him too. (Ditto from Bob)
- And last but not least the Zeiss Bird Brain quiz with John Maytham, which was great fun.
Thanks again I had a great time!
Dear Liz and Peter
Stuart and I would like to congratulate you both on organizing a 5-star Fair this past week. From the layout of the marquees to the professional programme , the outings, the photographic competition, the festivities – we thoroughly enjoyed being there and learned so much from the passionate and knowledgeable presenters. We know how much work goes into a week such as this – it literally takes a year to plot and plan. Well, we thought it came together fantastically.
Sincere thanks to your entire team who worked so hard to make it the success that it was.
Well done- and thank you. You even organized the good weather!
Denise and Stuart Anderson
Hope you have had time to relax a bit after the Fair. Thank you for inviting us. I was glad that Christine and Lesbury could join me as I found it quite lonely in 2013. We really enjoyed it and have learned so much and have quite a few lifers to add to our list. Your speakers were great and very informative. I wanted to chat at the quiz when I registered, but decided to do it at the end but you were gone when it ended. Next time I will definitely make time to chat now that I know who you are. We are having our outing on Monday and will be promoting next yrs. event with enthusiasm.
Looking for to 2016.
Best wishes for a job well done.
Hello Peter & Liz
I need to place on record – by way of recognition – the magnificent job you two did in ‘curating’ the recent Walker Bay Bird Fair. If Oscars were due both of you would have been recipients!
I know there are many people involved in a project on this scale but someone had to take the lead. You, Peter, and you, Liz, deserve the warmest and sincerest admiration for your efforts, culminating in a highly successful Fair which will be talked about for some considerable time. I can only surmise how days must have been long (nights even longer!) with the many loose ends having to be tied in readiness for what was, undoubtedly, a splendid affair.
Again, your efforts were mighty and congratulations are entirely in order.
Firstly I would like to thank you and Liz for a very enjoyable weekend and fair! Please also convey our thanks to the rest of your committee and all the other people who were involved. Special thanks also to Royd for the comfortable accommodation.
Thanks and regards,
Albert & Marietjie Froneman
Liz – Many thanks were made at the weekend to the team, Peter and yourself for putting on a great show. It was a wonderful weekend and you treated us like ‘royals’… It was lovely and to say again, Huge Thanks to you both.
Just a note to say thankyou so much for the Bird Fair . Had a marvellous relaxing time . Well done and to Debz as you call her also ta so much. The sea trip was awesome , the captain was ecstatic about the sardines and Gannets and dolphins . Hope to be there next year .
Best wishes .