Monday, 12 October 2015

Hello, Goodbye

After the recent announcement of James Common's addition to the admin team we sadly have to announce that three of the guys are having to stand down. Jonathan Scragg, Mark Reeder and Keith Dickinson have had to withdraw for a variety of reasons but we wish them all well and thank them for their valuable contributions over the last twelve months.

Keith, Mark and Jonathan - dead to us.
Jonathan enters his final year at university and is currently on a stint on North Ronaldsay and this combo means he sadly doesnt have the time to dedicate to the cause. Jonny was our link to NGB during his time with us and was responsible for our output in that arena and proved very effective at forging links between the two organisations.

Mark was brought in as an inland advocate and helped us get a feel for what was important to the inland PWC'er. Mark's real life precluded input into PWC'ing after the spring and he reluctantly(?) decided to step down and focus on beating Bill Aspin in the Inland North minileague.

Keith has been recognized professionally and as such wont have the time to put into PWC moving forward - great for him but less so for us. Keith was responsible for the monthly Forest Optics Best Find competition and also brought us updates from his suburban patch.

Good luck to all three and we hope they continue to enjoy participating in the challenge.

Of course this has implications on the challenge and we are seeking one or two volunteers to join Ryan, James S, Pete, Niall and James C and whom are interested in writing 3 or 4 articles a month (one long form and three blogposts) and contributing to the social media output from the team. Our ideal candidates would be IT literate with experience of using blogger, facebook, twitter and excel. They must be able to write in a report style and be able to convey interesting themes and engage readers. We would like to get an inland birder on board so that we continue to advocate effectively for the full cross section of the PWC community. People with good links across the birding community are welcome as we continue to foster relationships with other groups to improve the PWC experience for the participants. If you are interested and feel that you tick a number of these boxes then let us know by email

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