|Arnold Whitworth Boyd
MC, MA, FZS, FRES, MBOU
|Born||20 January 1885|
|Died||16 October 1959(aged 74)|
|Relatives||James Fisher (nephew)|
Boyd was born on 120 January 1885. He was a long-time contributor to The Guardian 's "Country Diary" column, taking over a slot from his friend Thomas Coward in 1933, on the latter's death. In 1950, he revised Coward's The Birds of the British Isles and their Eggs for a new edition.
Boyd was uncle to James Fisher, who also became a leading ornithologist and natural history writer and broadcaster. Following Fisher's death, many of Boyd's diaries, other papers and related material were acquired by Liverpool Museum.
Boyd died in Cheshire on 16 October 1959.
- —— (1946). The Country Diary of a Cheshire Man. London: Collins.
- —— (1951). A Country Parish: Great Budworth in the county of Chester. London: Collins.
- —— (Autumn 1953). "Tally Ho! or The Big Day". Bird Notes (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) 25 (8): 307–8.
- Fisher, James (1959-11-12). "Mr. A. W. Boyd". The Times. pp. 16; Issue 54616; col D.
- "The Fisher Collection (1913-1993)". Access to Archives. The National Archives. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
- "Great Crested Grebes". Birds In Britain. 1957-12-08. BBC. Home Service.
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