Obituaries

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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Mike Madders was a professional ornitholo- gist, best known for his work on the likely impact of wind-power development on upland birds in Scotland. He is more popu- larly known for the…

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Duncan Wood was born on 10th November 1910 into a staunchly Quaker family, his parents being wardens in the early 1900s of the Quaker College, Woodbrooke, on the Bristol Road at Bournville,…

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I first met Professor Dr E. E. (Eugeny) Syroechkovski, Sr. ten years ago, when I joined the Russian Arctic expeditions, organised and led by his son E. E. Syroechkovski, Jr. Since then,…

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Following a short but severe illness, Professor Dr Andreas J. Helbig, the eminent German ornithologist, died on 19th October 2005, at the age of 48. He had become widely recognised as a…

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Naturalist series. I bought London’s Natural For birdwatchers in the Britain of 1952, a newly History soon after it was published, and it was published bird guide by Richard Fitter, and both…

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