Bruce Kendrick contracted TB at the age of ten and was sent to an isolated sanatorium in the wilds of the Cheshire countryside. Bedridden for six months, the nurses, on fine days, would push the young patients in their beds in their beds, out onto a large veranda and it was there that his love of birdwatching developed. On leaving hospital, he shared his passion with three schoolmates and over the next five years this small band of birders explored wildlife locations on and nearby the Wirral.

This is a ‘rites of passage’ story of one lad’s journey through those early formative teenage years during 1957 to 1962 when birdwatching sat easily in his life alongside football, girls, radical politics and rock bands. An Eye for Birds is a series of reflections of an individual, trained in the sciences, revisiting his teenage wildlife haunts and looking back to those times with mature perspective and sentiment that add their own colours to the story.

Saturday 21st March and further details to follow soon