Vale Terry Pacey

To: "'Laurie Knight'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Vale Terry Pacey
From: "Paul G Dodd" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:51:08 +1000
Oh, that is sad.

By the time that Ruth and I met Terry a few years ago, he was already too
ill to do much birding. On one birding trip to SE Qld, Ruth and I called in
to Terry and Sue's place on the Gold Coast. The weather was absolutely
terrible so we sat under Terry and Sue's back verandah and chatted about
birds and birding - and especially about Terry's time in the Solomons. Sue
brought out some wonderful light and fluffy and cheesy muffins - Ruth and I,
of course, complimented Sue on her lovely muffins. Oh no, she said, these
aren't my muffins, they're Terry's! So Terry told us that they were the
simplest muffins possible - and wrote down the recipe for us:

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup grated cheese (any sort)
1 cup milk

Mix ingredients and spoon into a muffin tray. Cook for 25 minutes at 180C.

Terry liked this recipe because it was so easy, and the ingredients could
pretty much be obtained anywhere - including in the remote parts of the
Solomons. They also told us that you could add other ingredients such as
herbs if you want.

For those that have birded with Ruth and I, then you're probably familiar
with our "Birding Muffins". Well, these muffins are based on Tee Pee's
recipe - it was him that gave us the idea of cooking muffins and taking them
on birding trips! For the record, our variation on Tee Pee's basic muffin
recipe is:

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup grated cheese (any sort - often times we'll use a blend of cheddar,
mozzarella and parmesan)
1 cup milk
1-2 rashers diced bacon
1/2 cup or so of frozen corn kernels 
Dried chilli flakes to taste

Fry the diced bacon until cooked, then mix that and all the other
ingredients together and spoon into a muffin tray. Cook for 25-30 minutes at

We shall always remember Terry, every time we go birding and eat a "Birding
Muffin". For those of you that never met Terry but come birding with Ruth
and I, if you ever have a "Birding Muffin" with us, Terry will live on.

Our deepest condolences to Sue and family. Please know that Terry was loved
and respected by those that met him and knew him.

Paul Dodd and Ruth Woodrow
Docklands, Melbourne

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Laurie Knight
Sent: Saturday, 25 September 2010 8:09 PM
To: Birding Aus
Subject: Vale Terry Pacey

Terry Pacey was an active birder in South-east Queensland, the Darling  
Downs and the Solomon Islands.  He was an active participant on  
Birding Aus a few years ago - some birding aussers may recall that he  
found a Painted Snipe lurking in a wetland fed by a leaking water pipe  
on the Gold Coast around the time that Sean Dooley was doing his Big  
Tee Pee (as he was known to his mates) was very helpful to birders  
trying to spot species on his patch - I remember receiving some useful  
pointers as to where to look for Painted Honeyeaters on the Darling  
Downs.  Other birders received handy tips for finding birds around  
Lamington and the Gold Coast.  Terry always liked to have a chat about  
birds and birding, and I enjoyed several visits to his home on the  
Gold Coast.
Terry suffered from a number of long-term illnesses.  Terry's wife Sue  
has informed me that Terry passed away on Wednesday night and that his  
funeral will be held at the Allambe Memorial Park on Monday.
Regards, Laurie.

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