Hello to you all and hope you have had a good Festive Period and your New Year Celebrations go well.
2021 has been an up and down type of year again hasn't it?
Here at 'Starlings In The UK HQ' is has been no different and I haven't been completely on top of everything where the website and map has been concerned, so apologies for that.
As with a lot of people during the various lockdowns etc, I kind of 'lost my way' and have had to give myself a little 'nudge' up the behind regularly to keep everything flowing.
This is down to a few things including a new job role and also the fact that I do not have a good roost site near me that I can go and chill out near......
Anyways, as always a MASSIVE THANK YOU to those of you that have joined our Facebook group, 'liked' our Facebook Page, Submitted Info for our Murmuration Map..... It really does astound me how the group & website etc has grown!!
At one point the website went in to the Top 25 of the website 'The Top 1000 Birding Websites!!' MAD!!
SO, WHAT FOR 2022???
Any locations that we have not had any reports for 3 years will be removed and any data will be stored for future reports.
We may turn those areas to a different icon, or may remove them completely. What are your thoughts?
The map is fast approaching 1million views..... just BONKERS!!!!!!!
Behind the scenes I am working on a Forum as there are quite a few people that do not do facebook, sometimes I really do not blame them.!
This forum will be split in to areas and locations and will also incorporate a section for 'the rest of the world' too.
I hope to have the forum running before the end of the current season!
I am also working on a Subscription Newsletter service too and then from the 2022/23 season I shall put out detailed Newsletters, possibly once a month, if not more.....
Right, well, that is about it for now.
We hope you have a great New Year and fingers crossed 2022 and beyond is good to you all
Glenn and Sarah