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Monday, 6 February 2012

Shocking news from North Kent - GORDON ALLISON dies at the tragic age of 50

Chris Gibbard telephoned me this evening with the shocking and most devastating news that Elmley and Northward Hill RSPB reserves warden Gordon Allison died in his sleep early this morning. Gordon was just 50 years old, a year younger than me. He was also incredibly keen and birdwatched from dawn until dusk whenever he could. He was a great guy, a good friend and a keen twitcher and was part of the regular 'RSPB bunch' that visited the Isles of Scilly in October regularly between 1984 and 2000. He travelled the world extensively and was particularly fond of India and was tragically with Ray Turley in Goa when that legend of a man also died. He leaves behind many good friends from the KOS and the Kent birding fraternity, as well as professional partners within the RSPB, particularly Adam Rowlands, and will be very sorely missed

Lee Evans