February 1989 – vol. 82, issue 2, pp 81–82 When I discovered a slim volume at school, The Birds of Staffordshire, by Lord and Blake, which detailed exciting records from my local reservoir, it helped sway my interest from fishing there to birdwatching around it. I soon met one of the authors at Chasewater, and was indeed impressed. Tony Blake was, outside my family, the first real birdwatcher I ever met, and his presence at the reser... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.