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The TABCG Berkshire Bird Race.

In 2000 the TABCG re-started the yearly event of bird racing, It involves all 3 members of each team seeing or hearing as many species of bird in Berkshire during a 24 hour period. The current record stands at an amazing 121 set on May 12th 1990 by Andy Swash, Steve Abbott, Neil Bucknell and Ian Collins and equalled by Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett and Andy Johnson on May 13th 2006.

It is increasing with popularity and has become a valuable fund raiser aiding many of the local groups.

For details on the TABCG Bird Race please contact Roger Stansfield, Email: rogerstansfield@btinternet.com.

     Andy Johnson, Fraser Cottington & Adam Bassett. 

2006 TABCG Berkshire Bird Race Winners & Joint Record Holders.

 

2011 Berkshire Bird Race Results:

1.Marek Walford, Paul Bright-Thomas, Mike McKee109
2.Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Nigel Rampton107
3.Hugh Netley, Steve Ricks, Martin Hallam105
4.Andy Horscroft, Ken Moore, Nigel Cleere103
5.Peter Hickman, Roy Rose, Ashley Stow101
6.Robert Godden, Nicholas Godden, Caroline Clay100
 Robin Dryden, Paul Cropper, Sue Charnley100
7.Renton Righelato, Adrian Lawson, Chris Robinson99 *
8.Roger Stansfield, Ken Spring, Andy Tomczynski93
9.Cathy McEwan, John Andrews, Ricky Josey91
10.Jan Main, Hilary Morton, John Lerpiniere70 **
 

* Entire race conducted on bike
** Most of the race conducted on foot

Bird of the Day goes to "The Bike Team" of Renton Righelato, Chris Robinson and Adrian Lawson with Siskin.

 

2010 Berkshire Bird Race Results:

1.Marek Walford, Derek Barker, Paul Bright-Thomas            113
2.Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson               107
3.Hugh Netley, Steve Ricks, Martin Hallam                        102
4.Andy Horscroft, Ken Moore, Nigel Cleere                         101
5.Robert Godden, Roger Stansfield, Ken Spring                    99
6.Ashley Stow, Cathy McEwen, Roy Rose                             96
7.Chris Robinson, Renton Righelato and Jim Burnett             92 *
8.Mike Taylor, Phil Bysh, Adrian Lawson                              91 *
9.Jan Main, Hilary Morton, Maryanne Thomas                       72 **
 

* Entire race conducted on bike
** Most of the race conducted on foot

The "bird of the day" was Teal, recorded by Mike Taylor's team.

2009 Berkshire Bird Race Results:

1. Marek Walford, Mike McKee, Paul Bright-Thomas            114
2.Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson            113
3.Ken Moore, Ken Spring, Nigel Rampton            107
4.Hugh Netley, Jim Reid, Steve Ricks            101
 Bruce Archer, Robert Godden, Roger Stansfield            101
5.Cathy McEwan, Ashley Stow, Roy Rose                            98
6.Mike Taylor, Phil Bysh, Adrian Lawson             96*
7.Chris Robinson, Renton Righelato, Jim Burnett             94*
8.Jan Main, Milary Morton, Mary-Anne Thomas             73**

* Entire race conducted on bike
** Most of the race conducted on foot

"Bird of the day" was Redwing, recorded by Mike Taylor, Phil Bysh & Adrian Lawson.

2008 Berkshire Bird Race Results: 

1. Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson    

112

  Marek Walford, Mike McKee, Paul Bright-thomas            112
2. Andy Horscroft, Andy Tomczynski, Roger Stansfield105
3. Bruce Archer, Robert Godden, Tim Ball      101
  Paul Cropper, Robin Dryden, Sue Charnley101
4. Hugh Netley, Martin Hallam, Steve Ricks 99
5. Richard Crawford, Ken Spring, Nigel Rampton  98
  Cathy McEwan, Ashley Stow, Roy Rose 98
6. Pete Hickman, James Hickman, John Andrews 97
7. Renton Righelato, Mike Taylor, Phil Bysh 93
8. Jan Main, Hilary Morton, Mary Anne 73

 "Bird of the day" was Great Black-backed Gull, recorded by Peter Hickmans team

2007 Berkshire Bird Race Results:

  1. Bruce Archer, Tim Ball, Robert Godden                  104
  2. Hugh Netley, Steve Ricks, Martin Hallam               102
  3. Mike Taylor, Paul Bright-thomas, Mike McKee         100
  4. Andy Horscroft, Derek Barker, Andy Tomczynski      100
  5.  Richard Crawford, Ken moore, Ken Spring               99
  6. Ashley Stow, Roy Rose, John Andrews                    98
  7.  John Lerpiniere, Jan Main, Hilary Morton                73

"Bird of the day" was Black Redstart, record by Richard Crawford's team

 

2006 Berkshire Bird Race Results:

1. Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson           119*
2. Marek Walford, Mike McKee, Chris Turner                    113
3. Hugh Netley, Nigel Rampton, Steve Ricks                    110
4. Paul Cropper, Sue Charnley, Robin Dryden                  109
5. Andy Horscroft, Roger Stansfield, Gordon Wilson         106
6. Bruce Archer, Tim Ball, Robert Godden                        105
7. John Andrews, Pete Hickman, Andy Tomczynski           102
8. John Lerpiniere, Ruth Angus, James Hitchcock              101
9. Richard Crawford, Ken Moore, Ken Spring                    100
10. Cathy McEwan, Derek McEwan, Ashley Stow                96
11. Chris Robinson, Jim Burnett, Renton Righelato             95

*Fraser Cottington's team also recorded Barnacle Goose (counted in the 1990 record) and later recorded Long-eared Owl to equal the 24 hour record of 121.

"Bird of the day" was Raven, recorded by Hugh Netley's team.

                                                                                                          

Previous winners of the TABCG Berkshire Bird Race.

2011     M.Walford, P.Bright-Thomas, M.McKee                                                          109

2010     M.Walford, D.Barker, P.Bright-Thomas                                                          113

2009     M.Walford, M.McKee, P.Bright-thomas                                                          114

2008     F.Cottington, A.Bassett, A.Johnson/M.Walford, M.McKee, P.Bright-thomas        112

2007     Bruce Archer, Robert Godden, Tim Ball                                                         104

2006     Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson                                            119

2005     Bruce Archer, John Lerpiniere, Tim Ball                                                         106

2004     Fraser Cottington, Adam Bassett, Andy Johnson                                            117

2003     Derek Barker, Eric Wooten, Jon Holt                                                            109

2002     Marek Walford, Mike McCarthy, Paul Bright-Thomas                                       111

2001     Richard Crawford, Ken Moore, Ken Spring                                                     103

2000     Richard Crawford, Ken Moore, Ken Spring                                                     102