Photograph of Nick (right) receiving the Bird Brain of Britain award from Chris Packham, British Birdwatching Fair, 21 August 2010 (photographer: John Warr – OSME).
One of the popular events at the annual British Birdwatching Fair is the Bird Brain of Britain Quiz that taxes the specialist and general ornithological knowledge of a representative of each of the four regional bird clubs. This year, OSME was represented by new Council member, Nick Moran, whose specialist subject was Rare birds in the United Arab Emirates. After each contestant had faced two Mastermind-style interrogations by quizmaster, Chris Packham, Nick was the victor winning £1,000 towards conservation or research of a globally threatened species in the OSME region. Well-earned congratulations to Nick – all of your revision paid off!