Obituaries

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In September 1965, an inexperienced and diffident schoolboy spent a week at Cape Clear Bird Observatory. Within the next couple of years, the callow youth had matured into one of Ireland’s most…

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With Colin Tubbs’ death from cancer on 17th October 1997, the wildlife conservation movement and ornithology have lost one of their most effective campaigners. Born in Portsmouth, Colin left Portsmouth Grammar School…

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Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards DSc FRS CBE (1906-1997) In the death of Vero WynneEdwards (‘Wynne’) aged 90 on 5th January, we have lost a fine athlete, a versatile naturalist, a constructive Head of…

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Bobby Tulloch MBE (1929-1996) In his introduction to Bobby Tulloch’s Shetland (1988), the late Jo (Lord) Grimond tells the story of God discussing with St Michael die latter’s World tour of inspection,…

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The death of Roger Tory Peterson at his home in Old Lyme, Connecticut, marked the end of the career of a man who can truly be said to have revolutionised birdwatching throughout…

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Yeates MA FRPS (1910-1995) The telephone rang. ‘Have you got a dinner jacket?’ It was our local RSPB rep. and Hon. Secretary of the Harrogate & District Naturalists’ Society, who was organising…

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Robert Spencer BA MSc (1923-1994) Bob Spencer, who died on 21st September 1994 at die age of 71, was a national figure in die ornithological scene for 40 years. He joined the…

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