Hilda Quick was a well-known woodcut artist and a formidable ornithologist. She was born in Penzance but following the death of her father she moved to St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly – see here for more details.
She was a pioneer – bird watching was generally a male dominated preserve but she managed to mark her place in the annals of birdwatching.
I recently managed to acquire a copy of her 1964 book ‘Birds of the Isles of Scilly’. It is exquisite – a unique writing style backed up by her lovely illustrations.
A great lady who is well remembered and respected on the Isles of Scilly