Rod Martins, who died in May 2019, was an exceptional field observer, a world birder and a conservationist, who first came to prominence as a young birder from the ‘oil boom generation’ of Shetland birders from the 1970s. Born and bred in Norfolk (and proud to tell anyone who would listen to that fact), Rod made his home city of Norwich the base for the majority of his life, interspersed with


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