Flanders Moss NNR
Darren Rees is a renown bird artist who lives right on the doorstep of Flanders Moss. Flanders has featured in a number of his paintings. He also works as a bird guide taking groups around the world seeking out birds. Like so many in the current lockdown Darren is at stuck home but decided to take followers of Speyside Wildlife for a bird song walk at Flanders Moss. If you follow these 4 short facebook links to videos you will be able to see and hear what Darren saw. It is worth sticking with it to the end as a special bird appears in the last video.
Darren Rees was born in Hampshire in 1961, and he studied Mathematics at Southampton University teaching the subject for a short time before pursuing painting full time. As an artist he is self-taught. His work has attracted many awards including the Natural World and RSPB Fine Art Awards. He has also been a winner in the Swarovski/Birdwatch and BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competitions. His first solo book Bird Impressions was greeted by much critical acclaim and was a runner up in the Natural History Book of the Year. He is a knowledgeable naturalist and travels extensively leading tours to Europe, the Americas and the Arctic.