Firstly, I would like to thank all the SWF regional coordinators, volunteers, members and supporters for your continuous efforts and hard work, for recording and reporting your sightings, for visiting the website and generally spreading cetacean awareness across the country.
Those of you (and you know who you are…) who have been sending in sighting and effort forms throughout the autumn and winter months I cannot express my gratitude enough! I do hope that your enthusiasm and passion for watching doesn’t fade and that the distant dream of summer will keep you going!
However, I am always looking for new observers, new watch sites, and more watches for those good old spots. So if you think you have not done a watch this year, if you know of anyone who you might be able to come along and join you – grab those binoculars, print a form and get out there. It can be biting cold but you might well be rewarded by a surprisingly joyful harbour porpoise or two, or a group of six like we just did in Cardigan Bay!
In addition, I would like to stress that anyone who would like to take part in the National Whale and Dolphin Watch and join an experienced watcher or set up their own watch, please do get in touch! No previous experience required!
If you want to know more, what to do, where to go and where to get the forms, call or email me at 01545 561 227, email@example.com.