Ken Simpson

To: "'Ceri Pearce'" <>, <>
Subject: Ken Simpson
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:11:53 +0930
The passing of Ken is a sad time for us all. I recall having some contacts
with him many years ago when I pointed out a small discrepancy in one of his
field guides. There was a mix up in beak colours of some northern finches, I
think it involved Long-tailed and/or Masked Finches. Ken responded to my
information by checking his data and amending his next edition and being
gracious enough to mention me in the acknowledgements. 
I also met both him and Nick Day on the boardwalks at the Nobbies whilst
twitching a House Crow on Philip Island. We found it and Nick got some
camera shots. 
His field guides have always been my books of choice in the field, being of
a convenient size for travel. I remain ever grateful for his work in helping
me in my birding endeavours. A great man, kindly remembered.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Ceri Pearce
Sent: Monday, 14 July 2014 7:16 PM
Subject: Ken Simpson

Philip, I remember that flyer in 1976. I was a teenager and young member of
BOC. I participated in that bird behavioural study during the eclipse at
Daylesford, Victoria. It was one of those defining bird watching experiences
I will never forget. So both you and Ken Simpson inspired my love of bird
watching. Thank you. Sincere condolences to Kens family, friends and
colleagues. Best wishes, Ceri Pearce
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