Obituaries

Ian Prestt CBE (1929-1995) For several years, Ian Prestt and I lived about a mile apart. One evening, he telephoned me and told me that a local man had found what he…

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Ian Prestt CBE (1929-1995) For several years, Ian Prestt and I lived about a mile apart. One evening, he telephoned me and told me that a local man had found what he…

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ack in 1960, when I took my first hesitant steps into the world of professional ornithology and conservation, my first boss was Peter Conder. At that time, he was Assistant Secretary of…

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first met Ray Smith in the mid 1950s. In fact, I nearly fell over him. I was walking an area of the North Cornwall coastline, searching for any sign of a Peregrine…

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Eric Hosking 23rd February, at the age of 81, The death of His work was onmajor contribution to ornithology robbed ornithology and the general public of a much-loved and muchadrnired figure. a…

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I discovered a slim volume Whenschool,Blake, whichStaffordshire, at The Birds of by Lord and detailed exciting records from my local reservoir, it helped sway my interest from fishing there to birdwatching around…

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n 20th June 1986, at the age of 35, Laurel Tucker suffered a cerebral haemorrhage from which she never regained consciousness. The news of her death has shocked all the birders who…

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Bill T h o r p e was one of the select band of ornithologists who became Fellows of the Royal Society. He began his career as an entomologist, investigating the n…

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David Hunt’s tragic death on 23rd February this year robbed British birdwatching of one of its best-known and most colourful personalities. Living in Scilly, now visited annually by thousands of rare-bird enthusiasts,…

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