With the passing of Jeffery (Jeff) Wheatley on 26th June 2021, Surrey ornithology lost one of its major contributors from the last 50 years. Jeffery was born on 31st May 1933 in Epsom, Surrey, and was the eldest of three children. He lived in nearby Stoneleigh until the Blitz, when his mother decided to take the children down to Cornwall and Devon. While living in Newquay, he met a boy who made mo


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