Marek Walford

Berksbirds.co.uk is run by local birder, Marek Walford.

Great Spotted Woodpecker
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Today's bird news

Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve: 0 OTHER BIRD SPECIES. Eton Wick: 9 Swift. Fobney Meadow: 3 Green Sandpiper, 50 Swift, 5 Grey Wagtail, 12 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Bunting. Frilsham: 2 Marsh Tit. Moor Copse, Tidmarsh: 1 Grey Wagtail. Reading: 12 Swift. Swinley Forest: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Whitethroat.

Recent highlights

OTHER BIRD SPECIES: Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve (22/06), M4 junction 8/9 > 10 (21/06). Black-tailed Godwit: Fobney Meadow (15/06). Caspian Gull: Lower Farm GP (20/06).

Latest news

Call for help for Swifts

To help with Swift conservation, the BOC is offering nest boxes to install on suitable buildings. But not everyone is able to install the boxes themselves. We urgently need a few competent volunteers equipped to fit the boxes under eaves (extension ladders and drill).

24th May 2018 | Renton Righelato

Don't forget the birds!

We have such a close involvement with the recording process that we can get mired in the technicalities of it all. Our overwhelming concerns become the scientific integrity of the records and the value of each sighting.

10th May 2018 | Richard Burness

Location, location, location

When it comes to the analysis of records in the database there are several parameters that are critical to the integrity and value of each record. What species is it? How many were there? Were they calling, singing, nesting? Who saw it? Where is it?

30th January 2018 | Richard Burness