It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Titus John White.
John's wife, Veg, phoned me this evening to tell me that John had suffered a fatal stroke on the night of Sunday 10th October.
John has had Barn Owls nesting in his garden since he built two fabulous Barn Owl boxes side-by-side. Titus John White was not his real name but was suggested by me when he wanted to start a blog, but felt the need to withhold his identity to protect his beloved Barn Owls from unwanted (and illegal) disturbance. Titus White - Barn Owl (Tito alba).
John was one of the kindest persons I have ever met, and had a wonderful sense of humour. We had been pals for many years with us first meeting through one of John's friends suggesting that John contact me because of my passion for owls.We subsequently met up on a weekly basis to spend the day seeking birds and other wildlife to photograph, and later shared shifts together as volunteers on the Rutland Osprey Project. Lately, our meetings had become less frequent, but we still exchanged telephone chats from time to time.
I will miss John greatly, and my thoughts and best wishes are with Veg, and the rest of John's family at this difficult time.
God bless you John - may you fly peacefully on silent wings.