We're winding down for Christmas now. The office officially shuts noon Christmas eve, and reopens on 5th January. I'll be round and about looking after the website most of the time, but am planning some goose-filming in Galloway.
The sightings team will be on duty each and every day, yes including Christmas and Hogmanay. They are a wonderful bunch, and as ever I'm indebted to the good'uns who volunteer to work the holidays.
So, it only remains for me to thank you all for your support in 2008. To the photographers who send their marvellous pictures, the birders who send their sightings, all of the people who email us with their comments and suggestions, and the readers of the webzine and this blog. We have many plans for 2009, and I hope you all stick around to see them. I leave you with the BirdGuides Christmas film (I plan on doing one a year, a bit like the Queen).