Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dave Sutcliffe and the grapevine

                                              Mr Grapevine himself.

With another year drawing to a close I feel, on behalf of all local birding grapeviners, I would like to say a big thank you to Dave and Jen Sutcliffe for running the grapevine smoothly and efficiently throughout 2013 allowing us to see birds and receive information that otherwise would have been missed.
Despite their hectic life looking after Daves Mum and their grand daughter which means travelling from one side of the country to the other , they still find time to get out there birding and always get the messages out as promptly as possible which we all know is no easy task. Messages that need a reply from me always come when I,m driving or out in the wilds with the dogs and no glasses to read them.
I spoke to Dave on a blizzard ridden Soil Hill this p.m. and he told me he is continuing the grapevine through 2014 so thanks again for a great service and your dedication to local birding.
BS

6 comments:

Jeff Cox said...

Well said Brian and a great picture too. Merry Christmas Dave and Jen and thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Andrew Huyton said...

Very well put indeed Brian and a Very Merry Xmas to all

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Thanks guys. By the way I had a message from David Crawshaw to say you should put a health warning on with the photo!!!!!

NTBR said...

Yes, well said Brian.

Good work David.

Alf King said...

Have you guys tried experimenting with Twitter as a means of broadcasting sightings?

I have tried to get the Huddersfield birders interested in this but have met a wall of disinterest so would appreciate anyone else's experiences.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Not had any experience of Twitter, Alf. I guess it would need everyone to be 'on line'?