Hi all birders. Having received 2017 bird records already from Alan Rosney, Graham Powell and Neil Donaghy, and also John & Margaret Samuel who submit theirs on a monthly basis [to whom thanks all], it is timely for me to put out a request to all of you who provide us with records each year which are used, inter alia, to write up summaries for the annual Bird Report. If you supply me direct with records can you let me have them as soon as poss [we aim for the end of Jan]. Alternatively if you submit to SEWBReC or use MapMate or BirdTrack then make sure they are up to date with all your records for 2017 so that I get them all when I do a download. Many thanks and happy new year for later.