On Tuesday I put the camera and the Urban Birder David Lindo in my car, and set off for the Nunnery, headquarters of the BTO. We had a mission to present Dean Eades with his prizes for winning our Photo of the Year 2008, and capture it all for posterity (or at least so that I could make one of my little films out of it).
After we finally wrestled our way out of the disgusting London traffic, and up the equally horrid M11, we were treated to a wonderful day with Dean and his significant other, Alicia. Graham Appleton and Paul Stanicliffe looked after us admirably, giving us a private tour of the Nunnery Lakes complex, treating us to lunch, and giving us an in-depth guided wander around the historic buildings.
So here I am filming Graham chatting with David about the Nunnery Lakes reserve. It's a great place, but filming kept being interrupted by extremely loud F-16s (I think) taking off from the nearby US airbase. We finally got down to business and here's a terrible (sorry Dean) iPhone photo of Dean being presented with his prize. A very worthy winner. I'm just editing the footage up now, and I hope there will be a short film for you to watch next week.