Obituaries

Andy Roadhouse, well-known birder and Spurn stalwart, passed away on April 29th in Rotherham after a long battle with cancer…

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It was sad to hear yesterday that James Ferguson-Lees passed away in early January 2017…

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James Monk may have been little known to many BB readers but, despite his life as a busy medical doctor, for many years he played a significant role in the development of scientific ornithology in Britain, mainly through his involvement with the British Ornithologists’ Union…

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James Harrison was born in the reign of Queen Victoria in the year of Gladstone’s fourth ministry. He died nearly eighty years later, having lived through a period of great scientific and…

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When I was evacuated during the Second World War it was interesting but stressful and I resolved that, if I ever got home, I would never go away again or even out…

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Robert Duff (Robin) Chancellor died on 27th October 2010, after a short illness, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He was aged 89. He had a Buddhist funeral in Chiang Mai on 2nd November…

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John Warham provides an example of what can be done in ornithology. A small, enter- prising, intelligent person, an acute and knowledgeable observer, and pleasant to deal with, he was born in…

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Dick was recognised as one of the foremost authorities on the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus and his extraordinary knowledge of and infectious enthusiasm for the bird brought him into contact with specialists…

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Honey-buzzards lose faithful guardian Born in Lambeth on 14th March 1926, but soon living in Acton, Bob Emmett came quite late to committed birdwatching, stimulated by the enthusiasm of his younger brothers…

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John Gooders, who did more than most to broaden the horizons of Britain’s birdwatchers, died on 18th May 2010 after a long illness, aged 73. He was a prolific author and his…

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