Gifted birder, linguist, translator, scholar, pioneer and all-round lovely man, Mike Wilson died peacefully in Bristol on 9th January 2022, aged 79 years. 

Mike was born on 30th December 1942 in Keward, near Wells, Somerset. By about eight years old, he was fascinated by birds and soon began keeping field notebooks, a discipline he maintained for over 50 years. On a visit to Slimbridge, y


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