After about ten years (it feels like more) I have decided to relinquish my post as Northamptonshire County Bird Recorder and I hereby give notice that I will no longer be doing the ‘job’ after 31st March 2017.
If anyone would like to step forward to take on this role then please feel free to contact me. If there are no volunteers prior to the above date then the county will be recorderless from 1st April.
I will not pretend the job is glamorous. There are hours of data input every week, supply of information to various organisations and journals, meetings to attend (which I don’t) and the rewards are meagre. With a more than full time job and other birding interests to juggle I simply don’t have the time to do the job justice.
I intend to continue with the Northantsbirds site and I will continue posting local bird news but the recorder’s job is better served by someone young, energetic and feisty with lots of energy or someone old, wise and wizened with lots of time. At present I fall into neither category.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and record submissions over the last decade.