“Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Malcolm Royal and I have lived in Chiseldon for over twenty years.
I have been interested in birds for many years but have only been birding in the proper sense since 2008. I still class myself as a casual birder with a lot to learn. I have grandly titled this blog as wiltshirebirder but I know that I am only a minnow in the pool of fine birders of this county. So please forgive my delusions of grandeur.
There never seems to be enough time to fit everything I want to get done into the time available which I suppose is the same for many of us. So why I am trying to do a blog as well I don’t know. Anyway I hope that some of you will find this window on my birding exploits of interest.
The intention is to add more content on local sites and birding as I get the chance so keep checking in to see how I get on. Any comments or feedback (good would be great but bad is fine) will be gratefully received.
Wiltshire is a great county for may things, unfortunately though not for easy birdwatching! Don’t get me wrong here because actually the birdwatching is very enjoyable but generally you need to work hard for the birds. We are very lucky in being good for some national rarities such as Montagu’s and Hen Harrier, Stone Curlew and Smew. Downland birds such as Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Tree Sparrow are a joy but big totals are hard to get and birds such as waders always take some finding.
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