Eric Ennion

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Eric Ennion
Born Eric Arnold Roberts Ennion
Died 1981
Nationality English
Alma mater Caius College, Cambridge
  • Doctor
  • Author
  • Artist
  • Conservationist
Home town Burwell, Cambridgeshire
Children Hugh Ennion (artist)

Dr Eric Arnold Roberts Ennion (1900–1981) was a British artist, author,[1] illustrator, and radio presenter,[2] specialising in birds and other natural history subjects.

Following education at Epsom College[2] and Caius College, Cambridge[2] and training at St Mary's Hospital,[2] he worked for twenty years as a general practitioner at a large country practice in Burwell on the fen borders of Cambridge,[2] where he had spent his childhood. A career change in 1945 saw him become warden at the Field Studies Council's Flatford Mill Field Centre,[2] and from 1950, founder and director of the Monks' House Bird Observatory at Seahouses, Northumberland, which he wrote about in The House on the Shore.[2] Ennion was a founder member and Honorary Vice President of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

His son, Hugh, is also an accomplished artist.



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  1. ^ See Publications
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Ennion, Eric (1960). The House on the Shore: The Story of Monks' House Bird Observatory. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 
  3. ^ The House on the Shore, publishers' errata slip

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