Hi there, my name’s John. Welcome to my blog. How did the Drunkbirder come about? Well it was first used on Shetland in October 2007 when Andy Mackay found a Pechora Pipit in the fields behind Toab. A load of us headed up there after a very heavy night on the whisky and some delicious but salty mutton stew courtesy of Helen Moncrief.
Someone said something about getting one over on the Punkbirders when I said something like ‘ha, fuck the punkbirders what about the drunkbirders.’ Blogging was all the rage back then so when I got home I started a blog called The Drunkbirders. Sadly a few silly people forced me to move it over here to WordPress. Luckily I was able to import the old blog.
Anyone arriving here really should know that I frequently rant on about the world and the absurdities of life. I also use some very strong language and not much will escape being lampooned – royalty and governents are frequent targets as are self-obsessed celebrities, birding or not. Be warned.
When I’m not working as a Community Psychiatric Nurse I can usually be found behind the laptop moaning about whatever Leigh is watching on TV. If I’m not at the laptop then I can usually be found out birding somewhere, or in summer looking at butterflies and dragonflies. I also do a weekly slot on BBC Radio Leicester’s lunchtime show with Bill Buckley. The Weekend Wildlife Preview usually goes out on a Friday at about 12.10. I am a keen amateur wildlife photographer and writer, something I am keen to build on.
I am also heavily involved with the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society as Editor of our newsletter The Grebe, Media/Publicity officer and now Indoor Meetings Secretary.
John Hague, 2010