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Phil Baber


May 8, 2024 , ,

Very saddened to hear that Phil Baber died on Sunday.  Phil and his partner Pam Buckle moved to Pembroke in December 2021, arriving from Bristol via a short stint in Lampeter.  I first met them both at the Gann and we hit it off instantly.  They became firm fixtures in Pembrokeshire birding circles, including regular contributions to Pembrokeshire Birds.  Phil was a keen birder from the tender age of 13, and an accomplished artist and cartoonist (visit https://philbaberwildlifeart.weebly.com/).

I last saw Phil at the Magnolia Warbler at St Govan’s Head last September: he was his usually bubbly self, full of good humour and loving the occasion of sharing a special bird with friends (and cursing Toby Phelps for finding a ‘mega’ on his ‘patch’!!).  He will be sorely missed, and my thoughts are with Pam, as well as Phil’s friends and family at this time.