Very, very sad indeed, heard this shocking news late last night and although I only knew Robin for a short time compared to others, it's really rocked me - couldn't leave the house today. Robin lived in Norwich and lived for his birds and year listing. Such a lovely man, and although he came across as a quiet person, he had a wicked sense of humour. Robin was only 59 years old, he certainly looked younger. His last picture posted of the Squacco Heron at Welney last week on Birding World website here, so so sad. Every good bird that turned up in Norfolk and Robin was there for his year list – our paths crossed many times when I did my only year list in 2009. His sudden departure from our lives will affect many – my sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
A beautiful obituary here and also fond memories written on the BF Norfolk thread here