[CT Birds] Richard English

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 15 02:46:27 EDT 2011

There is little I can add to what has already been written about Richard. It
is the measure of the man that the emphasis of these tributes are on Richard
English the person rather than Richard English the birder. The fact that
Richard was a dedicated and passionate birder seems incidental to who he
was, except that it brought Richard into the birding community and allowed
many more of us to know him. The fact that so many of us will miss him and
long remember him is based less on Richard being a birder, and more on
Richard being the person he was. To be remembered as a caring, thoughtful,
and kind friend is far greater an honor than to be awarded the laurels of

Dave Provencher

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