19 Mar 2009

A sad day.

Pete Williams, Chairman of the Hilbre Island Bird Observatory, passed away recently and his funeral was held yesterday. A moving tribute to Pete can be seen here:

It is a measure of the esteem in which Pete was held that the chapel was overflowing and people were standing in the aisles and outside to listen to the tribute written by his family and read out by the Vicar. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Although there were many Wirral & Merseyside birders present it was hard to recognise everyone in suits & not wearing their standard birders -garb and without bins around their necks!

A beautiful spring day culminated in my first Wheatear of the year.

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