What does that all mean I hear you ask?!
BPQ = Birders Pub Quiz
FIBO = Fair Isle Bird Observatory
GYBC = Great Yarmouth Bird Club
The Birders Pub Quiz has been a highly entertaining weekly online birding quiz run superbly by Ashley Saunders, Mark Golley and Nick Acheson with an additional 'guest' each week. The quiz was originally launched on Twitter during the first covid lockdown and then re-launched for another 4 week run during the current lockdown. That run came to an end last night although there is talk of a future Christmas special! During these dark and often boring times this quiz has been a very welcome, friendly and light-hearted weekly distraction for many people, myself included. Many participants have got together as virtual 'teams' to make it even more of a social event. I have teamed up with my brother Jus and friend Chris Baker via Whatsapp while the quiz was run live on Twitter and latterly on Zoom. We've done pretty well, winning it one week but otherwise often coming 2nd behind the pesky Norwich team of our friend James Lowen! I'd like to thank the organisers for the fantastic job they have done and the large amount of time they have obviously given up to make it happen. It really has been a beacon of light and I've really looked forward to those Tuesday nights!
For the last quiz the guys chose to raise money for the Fair Isle Bird Observatory fund that was set up following their disasterous fire. After setting a target of 350GBP well over 1000GBP was actually raised! A top result all round!
I'm a member of the local Great Yarmouth Bird Club and on Monday 22 February at 7.30 will be giving a Zoom talk and slideshow about my birding trip to Sri Lanka in Dec 2019. All are welcome so if anyone is interested please let me know and I can email you the link to the Zoom meeting.