I'm very sorry to have to tell you all that Roy Bamford died yesterday, Sunday 19th February.
Roy was well known to local birders and naturalists in general, he had lived and worked in the county for many years. He was very knowledgeable about wildlife and conservation and wrote a regular column in the Cambrian News covering all sorts of nature related topics. Birds were not his particular speciality, but I got him to lead several walks for the birding group. He had a keen ear and I remember him helping several of those who attended sort out the differences between sedge and reed warbler, and blackcap and garden warbler songs.
Roy and I both enjoyed nature watching, I enjoyed it a great deal more in his company.