author of "A Birdwatchers' Guide to The Gambia" - Prion Ltd 1994"

We had two days out from Cape Town, birding with Brian. The first was around False Bay and Betty’s Bay whilst the second took us up to the West Coat National Park.

Both trips were brilliant, and it is difficult to pick on anything, but Cape Rockjumper, Verreaux’s Eagle, Blue Crane, Southern Black Korhaan and Black Harrier have to be amongst the many highlights.

Brian is not only a top-class birder, who really knows his birds, what they sound like and where to find them but a great companion. We were both sad to have to say goodbye to him, and hope that one day soon we will be able to return to South Africa.

If so, the first person we shall contact will be Brian!

Rod Ward

Octocber 2005