Reluctantly I have had to alter the settings to the blog due to a number of recent unwanted comments. There are still some people who choose to hide behind a computer screen and use the blog to voice their opinions with impunity. So in future, people who comment must declare their ID. Any unwanted comments will be deleted!
I would like to remind all users that the Monty Bird Blog is a forum for sharing sightings of birds, not somewhere to have a dig at any other user, or at the wildlife trust or any other body. If that's what you're here for, you're in the wrong place!
On another note, I'd like to politely remind you that the Monty Bird Blog is not a photographic blog. Indeed the proliferation of photos is having an impact on the way people use the blog (or not as the case may be). A number of people have commented to me that they do not look here any more because they are faced with a block of pictures (often 'repeat' photos) rather than a quick list of interesting sightings. And worse still, some have told me they have not reported a sighting because they didn't have a photo. Who knows what we are missing out on?! Photos are great to enhance a good sighting, and are ideal when trying to ID a bird, but please don't get carried away.
I welcome your comments about these issues - I am simply keen to strike a balance which will encourage good birding and bird reporting for Montgomeryshire.