Bobby the Birdman

Bobby the Birdman An Anthology Celebrating the Life and Work of Bobby Tulloch M.B.E. (4 January 1929-21 May 1996)

Hardback (21 Nov 2016)

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Bobby Tulloch, known to his pals as 'Tucker', was the son of a crofter in the island of Yell. He'd started his working life as a baker and became, through his own extraordinary talents and a certain amount of good luck, a renowned field ornithologist, tour guide, author and wildlife photographer. He was also an accomplished musician and songwriter, a skilled fisherman and a daring (some would say reckless) navigator of small boats among big rocks. He toured the UK giving illustrated talks for the RSPB and frequently appeared on national TV and radio. But perhaps his greatest skill was for friendship. When he died in 1996 at the age of 67 he was mourned by hundreds of friends throughout his native islands and far beyond. In this book, some of those friends celebrate their many happy memories of his life. After a biographical sketch by Jonathan Wills the stories from other contributors tumble out - dramatic, insightful and usually very funny. The book is illustrated throughout with evocative pictures from those eventful days and Bobby's wonderful wildlife and landscape photographs.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780274225
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
Imprint: Birlinn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.135085092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 1132g
Height: 243mm
Width: 210mm
Spine width: 28mm