May 2021 – vol. 114, issue 5, pp 299–300 Alan was born on 5th February 1933 and lived in the Coundon area of Coventry. As a young boy, his interest in wild birds drew him into the countryside around his home, but when, aged 12, he and a friend came upon a splendid Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius, he became truly hooked. Stimulated by nature programmes on radio and books such as the Observer’s Book of British Birds (1952... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.