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To: R Bonser
Of: London - Central, , United Kingdom
Available: Weekend
Language: English/some Spanish/French

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R Bonser
London - Central, , United Kingdom

Available: Weekend
Language: English/some Spanish/French

Happy to take serious birders from around the world out in and around London. I live near Canary Wharf but have an extensive knowledge of London, the southeast and further afield in the UK. If you're looking for an evening's birding after a day in the office in the summer months that's fine, while happy to talk through options/ideas for weekends targetting specific species etc. I'm in my early 30s, been birding since well before my teens and currently Inner London bird recorder (also on the London rarities committee), and a regular contributor to Birdwatch and Birding World magazines. Really enjoy local birding, with an unhealthy gull obsession (found London's first two Bonaparte's Gulls) when I'm not on my travels elsewhere around the Western Palearctic and the world! Look forward to hearing from you...

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