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November 3, 2017

This blog has achieved its aims so we have decided not to publish any further posts unless its something totally over the top even for George. If we carried on publishing it would just be more of the same. 

We have shown that George is a compulsive fabricator and liar so birders do need to question anything he claims. He has stopped publishing his fictitious UK400 listers totals except for the top 10 which is covered in the previous post. The following is not a complete list by any means but it gives the reader an idea what George is like.

George has given death threats which is a criminal offence to a number of people. Some of these conversations have been recorded and handed to the police who have had words with George about it.

He has many times rang a birder’s boss to get the rival into trouble, e.g. saying they are talking sickies when they are year-listing, e.g. developing anti-LGRE websites in company time, e.g. suppressing bird news from bird news providers. This has resulted in at least 1 birder having a nervous breakdown and another losing his job and others giving up their year-listing.

He has been found out numerous times claiming birds that he did not see. Sometimes he invents a cover story to make it sound more convincing e.g. Lundy Ruppell’s Warbler. See this post for details and associated Hilter video. Often he will pretend to have seen a bird in the field to get it on his list (e.g. Blackpoll Warbler at Danes Dyke, e.g. Rustic Bunting at Kilnsea). 

He will also go through county bird reports to see what birds he can pretend to have seen. George has claimed I am in the Top 10 of virtually every individual county list in Britain.” Britain i.e. England, Scotland and Wales has just over 90 counties. Scotland counties were replaced by 32 Council Areas which are roughly equivalent to counties.

Most years George claims to be the UK number 1 record holder for that year when in practice the record often belongs to someone else. The self-appointed ‘judge, jury & executioner’ & ‘policeman’ of birding sets himself as an adjudicator of rival year-listers lists (e.g. Adrian Webb and associated Hitler VIdeo) and knocks valid birds off their lists but adds lots of strung and duff birds onto his list.

George have claimed to be the number 1 Western Palearctic life and year lister, both of which have never been true.

He makes false health claims to get the sympathy vote. For example, e.g. “I have been suffering again from malaria problems and have been too ill to answer the Emails. I am also suffering badly from a brain tumour which is seriously affecting my sight and speech and causing me ongoing migraine (I am too frightened to have it removed as the sight in my only remaining eye may well be affected by the operation).” His pancreatic cancer, which is normally terminal, “I might not last beyond XMAS (2013)”. “I wonder seriously if the overuse of mobile phones speeds up the demise of your brain cells or whether I just have the early signs of dementure.”

Been involved in at least 11 major car crashes which have resulted in several fatalities.”… “11 people died” …. “it’s just part of the birding game, when you’ve been in as many accidents as I have, you don’t worry about it”. There have been no fatalities.

Some think George is a psychopath or demonstrates in pure form every single symptom of the narcissistic personality disorder or has something else. 

He has pretended to be bankrupt to get out of paying many hundreds of pounds to birders. “declared my bankruptcy petition with losses of £109,172.00.” He also claimed that his car and contents were stolen. “I lost £26,000 through that theft…… “I put my magazines in a sack and was carrying it to the Post Office counter when 2 yobboes jumped in the car and sped off the boot still up. … it had absolutely everything of mine in it, including a laptop computer with new big book on it – nine years’ work! There were telescopes – an unopened Nikon and an Optolyth made specially for me – 2 pairs of Leica binoculars, cameras…but the biggest problem was that I lost the whole stock of a new book (Rare Birds of Norfolk) – £60,000 (sic) worth which I had to pay for in 90 days. It was all burnt.” “They drove my car into a sign called The Lee, which has got a picture of a little Firecrest on a wooden plinth next to it, and they stoked underneath the vehicle with my books and set fire to it. The police identified the car from the engine number and from the remains of my books flying around in the wind”. He also claimed “Unfortunately, because the keys were inside the vehicle when it was stolen, the insurance company refused to pay out and in total I lost in the region of £36,000.”

There have been occasions where George has claimed that he had spoken to one of his “UK400 listed advisors” but the “advisor” knew nothing about it. Some were not aware they were a UK400 advisor! Also “the ultimate decision is mine” and that he has “gone against” the committee/advisor’s decision. “Being a one-man band, it is clear that I am going to upset people with my decisions”. Yes a one man band and not a real committee especially with birds like Scillies Amur Wagtail, Bicknell’s Thrush on the list!

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