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1 December 2020

Our resident author’s latest book publication

Life long ornithologist, established author, and Hoar Cross resident since June of this year, Brian George’s enthusiasm to share his passion for the wonderful world of birds remains unabated as he celebrates the publication of his latest book, Searching –  Autobiography of a Birder.

Taking full advantage of the inspiring bird watching opportunities provided by Hoar Cross’s extensive grounds and woodland, Brian has spent the past few months putting the finishing touches to his latest publication which chronicles his fascinating birding career.

Available to purchase now from Olympia Press, Searching –  Autobiography of a Birder details Brian’s lifetime love-affair with birding from his first discoveries as a young lad, to his time in Egypt on military service, and leading on to his lecturing career at Birmingham University. 

Brian was introduced to birds at the tender age of five, when taken to his local park in Birmingham to feed the ducks. His first real involvement was egg collecting, but he quickly became more interested in watching and studying birds. Over the next eighty years, he has studied birds in most European countries, plus Egypt. 

He has written many features for various publications; jointly presented a countryside radio programme for BBC Radio Birmingham; was a tutor for both Birmingham and Keele universities teaching bird study, and has taken parties of birders on study tours in the UK and Europe.

Searching: An Autobiography of a Birder is a true story of intrigue and expertise. Brian delves into the joys of birdwatching and manages to imbue his story with expert knowledge and fantastic spots to seek out for any birder – whether a newbie or a weather-beaten veteran of the avocation. Brian leaves no stone unturned and has many a tale to keep the typical birder hooked and maybe even a little jealous.

For those who are already in-the-know, or those whom wish to embark on the journey themselves, this is the book for you. If you’d like to order a copy please contact the Office at Hoar Cross on 01283 248716.

Brian enjoying his passion for bird watching in the grounds at Hoar Cross Nursing Home.