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Archive for May 25th, 2014

HFBF PHOTO BLOG – AWARDS DINNER

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A large number of hungry birders gathered at St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Port Elgin to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival.

A large number of hungry birders gathered at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Port Elgin to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival.

John Cummings , our usual Master of Ceremonies welcomes everyone and recognized two of the original HFBF members still active, Nora Toth and Micke Pickup.

John Cummings,our usual Master of Ceremonies welcomed everyone and recognized two of the original HFBF members still active, Nora Toth and Micke Pickup.

 

John reminded everyone of the Silent Auction and asked they everyone spend freely and they did raising  approximately $1245.00.

John reminded everyone of the Silent Auction and asked that everyone ‘spend freely’ and they did raising approximately $1245.00. (This Blogger’s wife contributed to that amount)

Bette Jean (BJ) Martin was recognized with this year's Norah Toth Award for her years of commitment and service but more specifically for helping to create and develop a new automated registration program.

Bette Jean (BJ) Martin was recognized with this year’s Norah Toth Award for her years of commitment and service, but more specifically, for helping to create and develop a new automated registration program.

Judith King ( the first HFBF chair) was recognized for her years of dedication to the Festival.

Judith King (the first HFBF chair) was recognized for her years of dedication to the Festival.

 

Marshal Byle, who has been an event leader every year since the Festival began, was also recognized for his commitment o ver the years.

Marshal Byle, who has been an event leader every year since the Festival began, was also recognized for his commitment  over all those years.

David Lamble, our keynote speaker, delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentational about "Birds and Some of Their Mysteries".David is one of only 100 Master Banders in Canada and has banded over 170,00 birds and 190 species. His experience has taught him that 'birds are smarter than we think' '

David Lamble, our keynote speaker, delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentation all about “Birds and Some of Their Mysteries”. David is one of only 100 Master Banders in Canada and has banded over 170,00 birds and 190 species. His experience has taught him that ‘birds are smarter than we think’ ‘

And by the way…this hand-made Oriole feeder is what we bid for at the Silent Auction.

And by the way…this hand-made Oriole feeder is what we bid for at the Silent Auction.


 

And that feeder  - that was hand made - it was crafted by our own Facebook Master Bruce Edmunds. If you talk to him nicely and follow us on Facebook…maybe he'll even make you one. If you ask nicely.

And that feeder – that was hand made – it was crafted by our own Facebook Master Bruce Edmunds. If you talk to him nicely and follow us on Facebook…maybe he’ll even make you one. If you ask nicely.


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