Wednesday, 22 February 2017


  I was only an acquaintance of Roy's but it makes me no less sad to hear of his death and especially for the family he leaves behind.
  My first meeting with Roy was on the Clettwr railway bridge in the days when no trains ran on Sundays and one could use it as a great viewpoint over that part of the Dyfi estuary.
  I gather he was a very good, all round naturalist. It was while working on monitoring breeding Lapwings at the Aberleri part of Cors Fochno that he came across the County's first and only Squacco Heron. That was back in June 2003 and it was thanks to Hywel's phone calls that several of us were able to see it during its brief stay.
  I feel that we have lost another good man.