Tuesday 17 December 2013

Gordon Newport

Gordon Newport
1st Feb. 1944 - 7th Dec. 2013
We were greatly saddened to hear that Gordon died in hospital this December after a summer of illness.

Gordon joined the group, to begin ringing, in June of 2001 and during his training put many hours in at Wraysbury, Windsor, Minet and Silwood as well as visiting most of our other sites as he qualified as a C-Ringer and then an A-Ringer.

Gordon’s love of birding took him on ringing trips to China, Portugal and more recently Comino.

As a stalwart of the Windsor team, first with Malcolm and latterly with Carl, Gordon donned his waders at well over 100 sessions at Great Meadow Pond and trained many of those who came along to help.

Gordon was such a generous fellow; knowledgeable, egoless and always inquisitive about ornithology. Without doubt, all those who ringed with Gordon will miss him.

Our thoughts are with his family. Donations, if desired, in memory of Gordon, for Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation can be made via www.memorygiving.com/gordonnewport.