by Ian Misselbrook
When, in the Bull on one Sunday afternoon in October 2004 Ian volunteered to produce a wildlife article for the village website we welcomed his idea, and Country Eye Autumn 2004 was published the following month. It became a regular, and very popular feature.
In August 2008 it had become large enough to be it's own website and CountryEye.org.uk was launched.
Ian has been interested in Nature and Wildlife from a very early age. At 11 he was a member of the Young Ornithologists Club (YOC), and at 16 he was secretary of the Essex Field Club Mammal Group, and founder member and secretary of the Essex Field Club Bird Group. He has been a voluntary warden at various RSPB reserves, and a Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) wildfowl counter for more than 25 years.
Ian reached his forty-tenth year in February 2006 - Click here for the evidence!