Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 382 - Some waders for Clive.

Last week I found out that Dr. Clive Minton had been killed in a  car crash.  Clive was the originator and driving force of the Victorian Wader Study group, and I was fortunate to have spent a small amount of time in the field with him trapping and banding waders.  I had hoped to do a lot more of that in the future - but it is not to be.

If you Googled 'Citizen Scientist' it would have been appropriate if a picture of Clive had appeared.

The birding world lost an absolute champion last week.











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21 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

Sad to hear a scientist left the world too soon.
Your dedicated shots are deserving!
All the best.

Sharon Wagner said...

It sounds like birds lost a champion. That's sad. I love the peaceful bird image with one leg. The good news is I'm in a birding paradise right now. I woke up to an osprey on my balcony and went to bed after an eagle flew by my window.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I love the one-legged stand on the post!

Rohrerbot said...

I'm so sorry for the birding world's loss. It's hard losing people we admire in the field. You keep up the great work as well. Chris

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic bird photos. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Clive Minton.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
what sad news... and your post is a wonderful memorial, Stewart. YAM xx

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am not sure where I might have heard the name Clive Minton, Stewart, but it seems to me that I have. In any event, it is a great tragedy to lose a dedicated individual of his calibre. I extend my sincere condolences to you, and in fact to the entire Australian ornithological community.

Marie Smith said...

Sad news! The birds are beauties!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

So sad. He was a champion for birds indeed. Beautiful birds-- i think I can identify most by genus but not all by species, as they have counterparts in North America.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh Stewart, how tragic that such a man is gone. When Don Hopkins passed away in August of 2018, I was heartbroken for it was because of an article I read about how he conducted his "observations" of Bald Eagles that made me say, :If it was good enough for Don, then it will be good enough for me." Years passed and in 2018, when I found out he was in a nursing home, I asked his BFF if I could come with him to visit. We "talked Eagles and Hawks" the entire morning. He was the co-founder of HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America) AND he kissed me good-bye when I left!!...:)jp

This N That said...

So sorry to hear of the world of bindings loss and yours as well..Your post is a nice tribute..Amazing bills on the birds in the first picture..I had to enlarge it to get a better look..Interesting..

Cloudia said...

Fleet's in! Fine shots all, S

NCSue said...

I have no bird photos to share today, but would love to invite you to join our weekly photo linkup at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/. It stays open all week long, so you're never late to the party!

Cloudia said...

Sorry for your loss.

Linda said...

I am sad to hear that you lost a friend and a valued birder.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Yes, it sounds like this is a very sad loss for the bird world especially when needing more champions than ever it seems.
Meanwhile, what a collection of beaks!

Emma said...

I read about this in some of the FB birding groups. Very sad and tragic. Hopefully we can all keep an eye on those waders for him.

carolinesnatuurfotografie said...

Very nice photos of beautiful birds. I love the first one with the long bill. And the black one, which bird is that ? An oyecatcher has also white. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

Very good set of images Stewart. I like all yours birds !
Friendship

Ludmiła Jabłońska said...

Uwielbiam ptaki łąk, mokradeł i wody. Kilka razu w roku wyjeżdżamy, żeby je obserwować. Doskonałe fotografie! Dziękuję za relację!

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