Resident author at Hoar Cross Nursing and Care Home

Ornithologist Brian George embracing the natural wonders of Hoar Cross Nursing and Care Home.

Resident and celebrated author of ‘A Journal of a year in the life of a Blue Badge Birder’, by Brian C George, has got everyone at Hoar Cross Nursing and Care Home twitching.

A loss in mobility inspired Brian to write his first book in 2012. Determined to share his knowledge and knowhow to help other Blue Badge holders get out and about and embrace the wonderful world of birds, now his books can be found on Amazon and Waterstones.

The expert ornithologist joined Hoar Cross to live in June and hasn’t hung up his binoculars. Currently writing his third book his enthusiasm and passion for birds encourages staff and residents to embrace the birding opportunities provided by the home’s extensive grounds and woodland.

Kathy Cleaver, Registered Manager Hoar Cross Nursing Home says: “We have always felt ourselves fortunate to have a spacious, well-kept garden with a woodland walk, but Brian has really brought it to life for us.

“Brian can often be found in our newly built upstairs lounge, the perfect vantage and hide, with a bird’s eye view to observe our garden activity.

“At 80 Brian’s enthusiasm has not waned. He gladly takes writing breaks to give talks in the home on British birds, particularly those in our garden and to date, he has identified 41 different species right here in our garden!”

Hoar Cross Nursing Home occupies a magnificent spot in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. It offers first-class nursing care for long and short-term residents, as well as respite. The home is registered to provide care for residents with physical disabilities, dementia or at end of life.


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