Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sad news

Very sorry to have to report the death yesterday of Burnley birder Pete Grice (aka "The Guru") who finally succumbed to cancer after a long and typically very brave battle. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing him will feel this loss deeply, birding and life will never be the same again. RIP mate.

3 comments:

Jeff Cox said...

My introduction to CBCG was a working party at Ringatone where we wallowed in water and mud removing willows from the edge of the res. My first meeting of the Group was a couple of weeks later when I met everyone and was I astounded by being asked by Nick C if I wanted to go to Malta to join Springwatch to assist the fight against hunting in Malta. I jumped at the chance and it was on that trip that I met Pete (The Guru). He was a great bloke and such a joy to be with. A laugh a minute and so much knowledge in one person. RIP indeed.

heavy birder said...

Very Sorry to here this Nick, I know Pete was a very good friend of yours, he will be sadley missed.

Kevin Singleton said...

RIP Pete , spent many hour with Peter , good company , long trips made to Spurn made shorter with the laughs with him and Barry James another who left this planet far too soon ,,