Obituaries

T h e immediate sense of sadness and loss on hearing of Eric Ennion’s death was tempered by happy memories of a man of great humanity, intelligence, energy and fun. Those of…

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When I said goodbye to Leslie Brown on that late May afternoon in Aviemore, I had a premonition that I would not see him again. We had spent an unforgettable evening at…

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George H u m p h r e y s , who died in Sandymount, Dublin, on 10th April 1980, in his 94th year, was one of the central figures in Irish…

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George Waterston was born on 10th April 1911 and died on 20th September 1980. During his lifetime, no-one had a greater influence on Scottish ornithology. He was a man of vision; but…

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Parrinder, who died aged 66 at his new home overlooking the marshes at Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, on 20th J u n e , was one of that formidable generation of amateur ornithologists which…

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Derrick the enthusiast: that is how many of us will remember Derrick England who died on 24th February. He was one of that band of gifted and dedicated amateurs who have given…

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ith the death of Charles Wilson on 2nd January 1980, conservation in Britain lost one of its major protagonists. He fought for the welfare of the birds he loved as powerfully and…

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David Bannerman, who died on 6th April in his 93rd year, was one of the most distinguished ornithologists of his time. His interest in natural history was already strong at the age…

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P r o m an early stage in my life, I have had two outstanding interests: TM drawing and birds. Naturally enough, when, during my schooldays, my interest in birds developed, I…

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Edward Armstrong, who died last December aged 78, can be described as a polymath whose interests always centred around living things, particularly birds. As a young child, he became entranced by the…

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