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Welcome to the GRC Recorders pages. This blog provides details on all the relevant news of Glamorgan’s scarcer birds, plus all BBRC & WRP decisions that affect us locally. It will also be used to document the status and occurrence of these scarcer species and we welcome contributions from anyone with photographs, artwork or documentation of rarities past, present and future. The GRC also welcomes all seawatching news from around Glamorgan and news of passage migrants in spring & autumn, uncommon birds in our area and unusual behaviour.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Derek Moore

It is with great sadness that we receive news that Derek Moore passed away yesterday. Derek's name is synonymous with conservation and celebrating the joys of birdwatching. Sadly I never got to know Derek well having only met him once at a WOS Conference a couple of years ago. I listened to him address the conference that day and his passion for the Society and the bigger picture regarding conservation had the conference completely captivated. With his passing we lose a much admired figurehead and special person. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Beryl and his family.


Phil B said...

I can only echo Mark's sentiments here. I got to know Derek quite well when he headed the local Wildlife Trust; he had tremendous energy and vision. But apart from that he was a thoroughly nice chap and a good birder....who will ever better his feat of finding Laughing and Franklin's Gull in Carmarthen in the same afternoon?

John Wilson said...

Barry related the story of the two gulls in his post on the Glamorgan Birds sightings - lovely story.

David Gilmore said...

Derek will be missed by all those in conservation and birding in Wales. The American gulls day was excellent, albeit in a rather flooded Carmarthenshire as I recall.