Derek A. Scott, whose funeral was held at Bridgwater, Somerset, on 7th December 2022, passed away aged 78. He was very much a man of his times, of eight tumultuous decades of unprecedented global anthropogenic transformation.

He was first and foremost an ornithologist – yet, forever a birder, a conservationist and an intrepid traveller, who undertook lengthy journeys on all continents. Born into


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