It was with sadness that I learned on Monday of the passing of David Cobham, author, film-maker and conservationist. My sympathies are with his wife Liza Goddard.
I will miss the occasional phone calls I would get from David, usually at around 10 in the morning. His plummy voice was utterly characteristic and his manner was always warm and friendly. He was a fellow enthusiast for nature and that is how I will mostly remember him, but also as a charming and civilised man. For many, his most memorable output will be the film Tarka the Otter.
What the Hawk and Owl Trust say.