On 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 knew and admired her. Laurel Tucker (nee Cook) was born in Guernsey and it was there that she first discovered a fascination with the natural world as she fastidiously searched the shore pools for wildlife. Laurel was

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