Thursday, 17 December 2015

Bird Report 2014

East Glam Bird Report 2014 update. I have just heard from the printer and the glue binding is in progress. Expected back at the printers poss tomorrow so there's an outside chance we might get it posted b4 Christmas although obviously no telling when it might arrive. John Wilson

Stop press - delivered 251 reports to my local PO this morning so they will be going out as soon as he has printed off an applied the 251 postage labels. Thank you for your patience - it's been a long haul this year.
Stop stop press: People seem to be receiving their 2014 Bird Reports in the post now so it is timely for me to highlight and apologise for a couple of errors. In the photos opposite p.8 the middle image of 2 Black-throated Divers was actually taken by Hayden Lack, and not Paul Denning. The original caption was correct in the mock-ups sent to the printer and I missed spotting the mistake in the proof so a public apology from me to Hayden. Also re Hooded Crow, p.44. This bird was only seen on 30th Apr and was actually found by Dean Bolt, and not Graham Roblin. Graham photographed the bird later on 30th but the date in his records that we received was erroneous [29th not 30th]. Again this one slipped through the net and should have been spotted. Both Hayden and Dean have been contacted and apologised to personally. Also the re photos opposite p.62 - I believe the Long-tailed Duck was in fact the one at The Knap - Barry, and not Porthkerry.