Roger is the foundation on which RSPB Cymru still operates today. In 27 years as its Director in Wales, he developed the society’s operations from a one-man office to an environmental powerhouse. A naturally gifted communicator, Roger is a skilled practitioner at influencing decision-makers and the wider public to benefit the conservation cause. He spread the conservation message as a broadcaster and very well respected author. The Welsh arsenal of natural history publications would be much the poorer without Silent Fields, his co-authorship of Birds in Wales, and The Kite’s Tale.